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Strong's #228 - ἀληθινός

Transliteration
alēthinós
Phonetics
al-ay-thee-nos'
Origin
from (G227)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
1:249,37
Definition
Thayer's
  1. that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name, in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by the name, real, true genuine
    1. opposite to what is fictitious, counterfeit, imaginary, simulated or pretended
    2. it contrasts realities with their semblances
    3. opposite to what is imperfect defective, frail, uncertain
  2. true, veracious, sincere
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 530 ‑ אֱמֻנָה (em‑oo‑naw', em‑oo‑naw');  571 ‑ אֱמֶת (eh'‑meth);  2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  3330 ‑ יַצִּיב (yats‑tseeb');  3477 ‑ יָשָׁר (yaw‑shawr');  5355 ‑ נָקִי (naw‑kee', naw‑kee');  7187 ‑ קְשֹׁט (kesh‑ote', kesh‑ote');  8003 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lame');  8365 ‑ שָׁתַם (shaw‑tham');  8535 ‑ תָּם (tawm);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (27)
Luke
1
John
8
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
4
Revelation
10
NAS (31)
Luke
1
John
9
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
6
Revelation
10
HCS (28)
Luke
1
John
9
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
4
Revelation
10
BSB (28)
Luke
1
John
9
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
4
Revelation
10
ESV (27)
Luke
1
John
8
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
4
Revelation
10
WEB (26)
Luke
1
John
7
1 Thessalonians
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
4
Revelation
10
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀληθῐνός, ή, όν,

I agreeable to truth:

1. of persons, truthful, trusty, στράτευμα, φίλοι, X. An. 1.9.17, D. 9.12, cf. Posidipp. 26. Adv. -νῶς, φιλεῖν X. Smp. 9.5: Sup. -ώτατα Plb. 39.37.

2. of things, true, genuine, Pl. R. 499c, Arist. EN 1107a31 (Comp.); esp. of purple, πορφυρίς X. Oec. 10.3, cf. Edict.Diocl. 24.6; ἰχθύς Amph.26; πέλαγος Men. 65; λόγος Id. Sam. 114; τὰ ἀ. real objects, opp. τὰ γεγραμμένα, Arist. Pol. 1281b12; of persons, ἐς ἀ. ἄνδρ' ἀποβῆναι to turn out a genuine man, Theoc. 13.15: Astron., true (opp. φαινόμενος apparent), of risings and settings, Autol. 1 Def. 1, al.

II Adv. -νῶς truly, really, opp. γλίσχρως, Isoc. 5.142; ζῶντα ἀ.

1. really alive, Pl. Ti. 19b; ἀ. γεγάμηκεν; Antiph. 221.

2. honestly, straightforwardly, OGI 223.17 (Erythrae).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀληθινός , - , -όν

(< ἀληθής ),

[in LXX for H571;]

true, in the sense of real, ideal, genuine: Luke 16:11 John 1:9; John 4:23; John 4:37; John 6:32; John 7:28; John 8:16; John 15:1; John 17:3; John 19:35, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:22, 1 John 2:8; 1 John 5:20, Revelation 3:7; Revelation 3:14; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 15:3; Revelation 16:7; Revelation 19:2; = ἀληθής , Revelation 19:9; Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6 (MM, VGT, s.v.).†

SYN.: ἀληθής G227, q.v.


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

ἀληθινός is less common still than ἀληθής , but is found in MGr. In P Petr II. 19 (1a)6 (iii/B.C.) it is used in a petition by a prisoner who affirms that he has said nothing μηδέποτε ἄτοπον , ὅπερ καὶ ἀληθινόν ἐστι , and again (si vera lectio) ib. 2 (3) (B.C. 260), where the writer assures his father εἰ ἐν ἄ ]λλοις ἀλύπως ἀπαλλάσσεις εἴη ἂν ὡς ἐγὼ τοῖς θεοῖς ἔσχομεν [χάριν ἀληθ ]ινόν , ";if in other matters you are getting on without annoyances, there will be, as we have given, true gratitude to the gods"; : cf. Syll 316.17 (ii/B.C.) πα ]ρασχομένων τῶν κατηγόρων ἀληθινὰς ἀποδείξεις , and the same phrase in BGU IV. 114112 (time of Augustus). Caracalla’s edict, P Giss I. 40 ii. 27, speaks of οἱ ἀληθινοὶ Αἰγύπτιοι as ";easily distinguished by their speech."; The word is also found in the fragmentary BGU III. 742 ii. 1 f. (A.D. 122) εἰ ταῖς ἀληθ [ι ]ναῖς ἀντὶ φερνῆς ἡ παραχώρησις ἐγένετο . In an obscure letter concerning redemption of garments etc. in pawn, P Oxy I. 114.7 (ii/iii A.D.), we have ἀληθινοπόρφυρον translated by the editors ";with a real purple (border?)."; In OGIS 22317 (iii/B.C.) the Seleucid Antiochus Soter writes ἀπλάστως καὶ ἀληθινῶς ἐμ πᾶσι προσφερομένους . In Wünsch AF 4.44 (iii/A.D.) we find εἴπω σοι καὶ τὸ ἀληθινὸν ὄνομα ὃ τρέμει Τάρταρα κτλ . For Christian examples of ἀληθινός from the papyri, see P Oxy VI. 925.2 (v/vi A.D.) ( = Selections, p. 131) Ὁ θ (εὸ )ς . . . ὁ ἀληθινός , and the Christian amulet of vi/A.D. edited by Wilcken in Archiv i. p. 431 ff. ( = BGU III. 954, Selections, p. 132), where at l. 28 ff. we find—ὁ φῶς ἐκ φωτός , θ (εὸ )ς ἀληθινὸς χάρισον ἐμὲ κτλ .

 

 

 

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List of Word Forms
αληθινά αληθιναι αληθιναί ἀληθιναὶ αληθινη αληθινή ἀληθινή ἀληθινὴ αληθινήν αληθινης αληθινής ἀληθινῆς αληθινοι αληθινοί ἀληθινοί ἀληθινοὶ αληθινον αληθινόν ἀληθινόν ἀληθινὸν αληθινος αληθινός ἀληθινός ἀληθινὸς αληθινού αληθινούς αληθινω αληθινώ ἀληθινῷ αληθινων αληθινών ἀληθινῶν alethinai alethinaì alēthinai alēthinaì alethine alethinḗ alethinḕ alēthinē alēthinḗ alēthinḕ alethines alethinês alēthinēs alēthinē̂s alethino alēthinō alethinoi alethinoí alethinoì alethinôi alēthinoi alēthinoí alēthinoì alēthinō̂i alethinon alethinón alethinòn alethinôn alēthinon alēthinón alēthinòn alēthinōn alēthinō̂n alethinos alethinós alethinòs alēthinos alēthinós alēthinòs
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