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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5043 - τέκνον

Transliteration:
t
Phonetics:
tek'-non  
Word Origin:
from the base of (5098)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Neuter
TDNT:
5:636,759
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. offspring, children
    1. child
    2. a male child, a son
    3. metaph.
      1. the name transferred to that intimate and reciprocal relationship formed between men by the bonds of love, friendship, trust, just as between parents and children
      2. in affectionate address, such as patrons, helpers, teachers and the like employ: my child
      3. in the NT, pupils or disciples are called children of their teachers, because the latter by their instruction nourish the minds of their pupils and mould their characters
      4. children of God: in the OT of "the people of Israel" as especially dear to God, in the NT, in Paul's writings, all who are led by the Spirit of God and thus closely related to God
      5. children of the devil: those who in thought and action are prompted by the devil, and so reflect his character
    4. metaph.
      1. of anything who depends upon it, is possessed by a desire or affection for it, is addicted to it
      2. one who is liable to any fate 1c
    5. thus children of a city: it citizens and inhabitants
      1. the votaries of wisdom, those souls who have, as it were, been nurtured and moulded by wisdom
      2. cursed children, exposed to a curse and doomed to God's wrath or penalty
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 319 ‑ אַחֲרִית (akh‑ar‑eeth');   1004 ‑ בַּיִת (bah'‑yith);   1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);   1248 ‑ בַּר (bar);   1755 ‑ דֹּר (dore, dore);   2945 ‑ טַף (taf);   3205 ‑ יָלַד (yaw‑lad');   3206 ‑ יֶלֶד (yeh'‑led);   5768 ‑ עֹלָל (o‑lale', o‑lawl');   6529 ‑ פְּרִי (per‑ee');   6631 ‑ צֶאֱצָאִים (tseh‑ets‑aw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τέκνον, τό,

(τίκτω,--οὐκ ἔστι μήτηρ ἡ κεκλημένου τέκνου τοκεύς, τροφὸς δὲ.. A. Eu. 658),

child, ἄλοχοι καὶ νήπια τέκνα Il. 2.136, al.; πατρὸς σωφροσύνη μέγιστον τέκνοις παράγγελμα Democr. 208, cf. 222; τέκνα καὶ γυναῖκες Hdt. 1.164, 2.30, SIG 569.10 (Cos, iii B.C.), al., Plb. 2.58.9, 9.39.3; γυναῖκες καὶ τ. Hdt. 6.19, al., Plb. 5.78.1 (cf. 10.34.3), SIG 633.46 (Milet., ii B.C.), BGU 1811.5 (i B.C.), etc.: the sg. is used by Hom. only in voc., as a form of address from elders to their youngers, my son, my child, sts. with masc. Adj., φίλε τέκνον Il. 22.84, Od. 2.363, al.: the relat. Pron. or Participle sts. follows in masc. or fem., Pi. Fr. 171, E. Supp. 12 sq., Tr. 740: the word is used in Prose at Cyrene, Berl.Sitzb. 1927.160, and Epidaurus, IG 42(1).122.82 (iv B.C.), al., but is rarer than παῖς in Att. Prose, Lys. 2.74, 11.10, 12.96, D. 11.9, Din. 1.109; freq. in X., Lac. 1.8, al., also Arist., Pol. 1253b7, al., and later, PPetr. 3p.237 (iii B.C.), PCair.Zen. 620.9 (iii B.C.), LXX Genesis 3:16, al., PAmh. 2.35.55 (ii B.C.), Plb. (v. supr.); rare in Com. exc. in paratragoedic passages, Ar. Ach. 891, al.; in Trag. it is generally used with espec. reference to the mother, ὦ τέκνον Νηρῇδος, ὦ παῖ Πηλέως E. IA 896 (troch.); Ἀγαμέμνονος παῖ (sic codd.) καὶ Κλυταιμήστρας τέκνον Id. IT 238.

2. of animals, young, Od. 16.217, Il. 2.311, 12.170, al., A. Th. 292 (lyr.), Hdt. 2.66, 3.102, 109, X. Cyr. 4.1.17, Arist. GA 753a8, etc.

3. metaph., flowers are γαίας τέκνα A. Pers. 618; birds αἰθέρος τέκνα E. El. 897; frogs λιμναῖα κρηνῶν τ. Ar. Ra. 211, etc. [The penult. is long in Hom.; it is occasionally long in Trag.(e.g. S. Ph. 249, 260, 875, 914), but much more freq. short, as always in old Com., e.g. Ar. Lys. 7, Th. 469, al., except in mock Tragic passages, e.g. Ar. V. 1518 (lyr.); but sts. long in later Com., Antiph. 163.6.]

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List of Word Forms
ετεκνοποίει ετεκνοποίησαν τεκνα τέκνα τεκνοις τέκνοις τεκνον τέκνον τεκνοποιήσατε τεκνοποιήσει τεκνοποίησομαι τεκνοποιήσουσιν τεκνοποιήσωμαι τεκνου τέκνου τεκνω τέκνω τέκνῳ τεκνων τεκνών τέκνων tekna tékna tekno teknō téknoi téknōi teknois téknois teknon teknōn téknon téknōn teknou téknou
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