Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #286 - ἀμνός
lamb, S. Fr. 751, Ar. Av. 1559; ἀμνοὶ τοὺς τρόπους lambs in temper, Id. Pax 935: metaph., ὁ ἀ. τοῦ θεοῦ John 1:36 : fem. (cf. ἀμνή, ἀμνίς), Theoc. 5.144, 149, AP 5.205. — Oblique casesusu. formed from ἀρήν, q. v. (For ἀβνός, i.e. agynos, cf. Lat. agnus.)
ἀμνός , -οῦ , ὁ ,
[in LXX chiefly for H3532;]
a lamb: fig., of Christ (DCG, ii, 620b), John 1:29; John 1:36, Acts 8:32 (LXX), 1 Peter 1:19 (cf. ἀρνίον ; Cremer, 102, 635).†
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Syll 6159 (iii/A.D.) ἀμνὸς λευκὸς ἐνόρχης. Herwerden (s.v. ἀρήν) quotes an inscription from Cos 408, ἀμνὰν καὶ ἀμνόν. The noun (etymologically identical with Lat. agnus, our yean) is only four times found in NT, always with the sacrificial connotation which is abundant in LXX. See under ἀρήν.
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