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Strong's #1050 - Γάϊος

Root Word (Etymology)
of Latin origin
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Gaius = "lord"
  1. a Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels
  2. a man from Derbe who went with Paul from Corinth in his last journey to Jerusalem
  3. a man of Corinth who was his host in his second sojourn in that city
  4. an unknown Christian to whom John's third epistle is addressed
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
3 John 1
NAS (5)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
3 John 1
HCS (5)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
3 John 1
BSB (5)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
3 John 1
ESV (4)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
WEB (5)
Acts 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
3 John 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

γάϊος [ ], α, ον,

I Dor. for γήϊος, onland, A. Supp. 826 (lyr.); earthy, γ. κόνις Id. Th. 736; of the land, κόγχοι Epich. 42.9; παῖς γ. child of earth, terrae filius, of a slave, prob. in IG 14.1432 (cf. γάϊος παρὰ Ἰταλιώταις καὶ Ταραντίνοις ὁ μίσθιος Eust. 188.30, cf. EM 223.24); ἄνεμος a land wind, Hsch.; also, = ἐργάτης βοῦς, Id., EM l.c.

II τὸν γάϊον, = καταχθόνιον, prob. in A. Supp. 156 (lyr.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Γάϊος (WH Γάϊος (cf. Iota)), Γαιου, , Gaius or Caius; the name of a Christian:

1. of Derbe: Acts 20:4.

2. of Macedonia: Acts 19:29.

3. of Corinth, Paul's host during his (second) sojourn there: Romans 16:23; 1 Corinthians 1:14.

4. of an unknown Christian, to whom the third Epistle of John was addressed: 3 John 1:1. (B. D. American edition under the word ; Farrar, Early Days of Christianity, ii. 506.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Γαῖος , -ου ,

(Γάϊος , Rec.),

Gaius, the name of a Christian;

1. of Macedonia: Acts 19:29.

2. Of Derbe: Acts 20:4.

3. Of Corinth: Romans 16:23, 1 Corinthians 1:14.

4. The one to whom III Ep. Jo is addressed: 3 John 1:1.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The name was common in the Greek world, but, in connexion with Paul’s Macedonian friend Gaius (Acts 19:29), we may recall that it occurs in the list of politarchs at Thessalonica (CIG II. 1967). It is also found in a memorial inscription in the same town—Γάϊος Ἰούλιος Σεκοῦνδος Πρίμῳ τῷ ἰδίῳ τέκνωι μνήμης χάριν (Duchesne No. 78)—but here of course we have a Roman, and the name is as distinctive as John in English. See further Milligan Thess. p. 134; and for the occurrence of the name in a Phrygian inscription at Iconium of A.D. 150–250, cf. Ramsay Recent Discovery, p. 72. Since Grimm and many other writers mention a Roman name ";Caius,"; it may be well to refer to the third founder of Gonville’s College at Cambridge as probably the earliest person to bear this title. On the late Anatolian stone, Calder 436, we find Γαυω , which Prof. Calder remarks must be for Γαιῳ , υ being now equivalent to ι : this shows that Γάιος was trisyllabic. We do not find Γεος in Greek, any more than Gaeus in Latin : the ai remained a true diphthong. WH we wrong therefore in accenting Γαῖος .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Γαιον Γαῖον Γάϊον Γαιος Γαῖος Γάϊος γαϊσόν γαϊσω γαϊσώ Γαιω Γαίῳ Γαΐῳ Gaio Gaiō Gaíoi Gaíōi Gaion Gaîon Gaios Gaîos
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