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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1079 - γενετή
- birth, from birth
= cross γενεά 11.3, ἐκ γενετῆς from the hour of birth, Il. 24.535, Od. 18.6; εὐθὺς ἐκ γ. Arist. EN 1144b6; opp. δι' ἔθος, ib. 1154a33; later ἀπὸ γενετῆς Iamb. VP 30.171.
For ἐκ γενετῆς in John 9:1, see the numerous examples, with special references to blindness, in Wetstein ad l., and add Philostratus Epist. 51 μακαρίων τῶν ἐκ γενετῆς τυ ̣φλῶν ́ (cited by Bauer HZNT ad l.). Vettius Valens, p. 292.26 ἐπὶ τῶν ἐκ γενετῆς διαστολῶν .
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