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Strong's #2934 - κτῆνος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2932)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a beast
    1. esp. a beast of burden
    2. used for four legged animals as opposed to fishes and birds
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 929 ‑ בְּהֵמָה (be‑hay‑maw');  1165 ‑ בְּעִיר (beh‑ere');  1241 ‑ בָּקָר (baw‑kawr');  2416 ‑ חַי (khah'ee);  4735 ‑ מִקְנֶה (mik‑neh');  6629 ‑ צְאוֹן (tsone, tseh‑one');  6792 ‑ צֹנֶה (tso‑nay', tso‑neh');  7075 ‑ קִנְיָן (kin‑yawn');  7399 ‑ רְכֻשׁ (rek‑oosh', rek‑oosh');  
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1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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CSB (4)
Luke 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 1
BSB (4)
Luke 1
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1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 1
ESV (4)
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1 Corinthians 1
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WEB (2)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κτῆνος, εος, τό,

(κτάομαι) mostly in pl. κτήνεα, contr. κτήνη,

1. flocks and herds, h.Hom. 30.10, Hdt. 1.50, 2.41, Pl. Criti. 109c, PStrassb. 98.9 (ii B.C.), SIG 633.73 (Milet., ii B.C.); κ. τὰ δημιοπληθῆ A. Ag. 129 (lyr.); of beasts in general, Heraclit. 29; opp. ἄνθρωποι, Democr. 57; of swine, Plb. 12.4.14; ὑϊκὰ κ. BGU 757.20 (i A.D.).

2. in sg., a single beast, as an ox or sheep, Hdt. 1.132, Hp. Cord. 2, X. An. 5.2.3; horse or mule for riding, Luke 10:34, Acts 23:24; of a domestic animal, opp. θηρίον, M.Ant. 5.11. (Late dat. pl. κτῆσι PFlor. 258.6, etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κτῆνος, κτήνους, τό (from κτάομαι; hence, properly, a possession, property, especially in cattle); a beast, especially a beast of burden: Luke 10:34; plural, Acts 23:24; Revelation 18:13; it seems to be used for quadrupeds as opposed to fishes and birds in 1 Corinthians 15:39; so for בְּהֵמָה, Genesis 1:25; Genesis 2:20. (Cf. Homer hymn. 30, 10; of swine in Polybius 12, 4, 14.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κτῆνος , -ους , τό

(< κτάομαι , hence primarily a possession),

[in LXX chiefly for H929 Genesis 1:25, al., also for H4735, H6792, etc.;]

a beast, (in late Gk. esp.) a beast of burden: Luke 10:34 pl. (as chiefly in cl.), Acts 23:24, Revelation 18:13; of quadrupeds, as Opp. to fishes and birds (cf. Ge, l.c.), 1 Corinthians 15:39.†

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

κτῆνος, mostly in plur. ";flocks and herds,"; is common, e.g. P Tebt I. 56.8 (late ii/B.C.) οὐκ ἔχομεν ἕως τῆς τροφῆς τ ̣ω ̣ν κτηνῶν ήμῶν, ";we have not so much as food for our cattle"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 126.15 (A.D. 28–9) τὰ ἑατοῦ πρόβατα καὶ βοικὰ κτήνη. For the more specialized sense ";beast of burden,"; (as in Luke 10:34, Acts 23:24) cf. BGU III. 912.24 (A.D. 33) τὰ ὀνικὰ κτήνη, P Fay III.6 (A.D. 95–6) (= Selections, p. 66) ἐργατικὰ κτήνη δέκα, P Oxy XIV. 1756.10 (c. i/A.D.) ἐὰν τὰ κτήνη ἐξέρχηται ἐπὶ γράστιν (";green fodder";), πέμψω σοι ἐλαίαν : cf. also M. Anton. v. 11 where κτῆνος, ";a domestic animal,"; is contrasted with θηρίον, ";a wild beast."; The adj. κτηνοτρόφος occurs several times in the Fayûm papyri and ostraca, e.g. 18(b).2 (i/B.C.) : cf. LXX Numbers 32:4 where it is applied to land.


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List of Word Forms
κτήνει κτήνεσι κτήνεσί κτήνεσιν κτηνη κτήνη κτηνος κτήνος κτήνός κτῆνος κτηνοτρόφοι κτηνοτρόφος κτηνοτρόφων κτηνους κτήνους κτηνώδης κτηνων κτηνών κτηνῶν κτήσει κτήσεις κτησέως κτήσεως κτήσιν κτήσις ktene ktēnē ktḗne ktḗnē ktenon ktenôn ktēnōn ktēnō̂n ktenos ktênos ktēnos ktē̂nos
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