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Strong's #2215 - ζιζάνιον

Root Word (Etymology)
of uncertain origin
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a kind of darnel, resembling wheat except the grains are black
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KJV (8)
Matthew 8
NAS (8)
Matthew 8
CSB (8)
Matthew 8
BSB (8)
Matthew 8
ESV (3)
Matthew 3
WEB (8)
Matthew 8
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ζιζάνιον, τό, a weed that grows in wheat, = αἶρα 11, prob. darnel, Lolium temulentum, Gp. 2.43, EM 411.46: pl., Matthew 13:25, Gp. 10.87.1. (Cf. Sumer. zizân 'wheat'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ζιζάνιον, ζιζανιου, τό (doubtless a word of Semitic origin; Arabic , Syriac )NzYz [] (see Schaaf, Lex. under the word, p. 148), Talmud זֲוָנִין or זוּנִין; Suidas ζιζάνιον. ἐν τῷ σίτῳ αἰρα), zizanium (A. V. tares), a kind of darnel, bastard wheat (but see references below), resembling wheat except that the grains are black: Matthew 13:25-27, 29f, 38, 38, 40. (Geoponica (for references see B. D. American edition, p. 3177 note)). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Lolch; Furrer in Schenkel B. L. 4:57; (B. D., and Tristram, Nat. Hist. of the Bible, under the word ).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ζιζάνιον , -ου , τό

(in Talmud זוּנִין ),

zizanium (EV, tares), a kind of darnel, resembling wheat: Matthew 13:25-40 (cf. DB, s.v. "Tares").†

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

For this Semitic word, see Lewy Fremdwörter, p. 52.


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
ζιζανια ζιζάνια ζιζάνιά ζιζανιων ζιζανίων ζίου zizania zizánia zizániá zizanion zizaniōn zizaníon zizaníōn
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