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Strong's #3494 - νεανίας

from a derivative of (G3501)
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Noun Masculine
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  1. a young man
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 970 ‑ בָּחֻר (baw‑khoor', baw‑khoor');  3206 ‑ יֶלֶד (yeh'‑led);  5288 ‑ נַעַר (nah'‑ar);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

νεᾱν-ίας, ου, and Ion. νεηνίης, εω, ὁ, dat. pl. νεανίοις IG 9(2).205.25 (Phthiotis, iii B.C.): (νεάν):


1. young man, Hom. (only in Od.) always with ἀνήρ, νεηνίῃ ἀνδρὶ ἐοικώς Od. 10.278; ἄνδρες κοιμήσαντο νεηνίαι 14.524; παῖδες νεηνίαι Hdt. 1.61, cf. 7.99; ν. γαμβρός Pi. O. 7.4; τέκτονες κώμων ν. Id. N. 3.5: without a Subst. in Hdt. 1.37, 43, S. OC 335, El. 750, E. Alc. 698, X. Mem. 3.1.2, etc.

2. freq. with the sense of a youth in character, i.e. either in good sense, impetuous, active, E. Ion 1041, cf. Ar. V. 1333, X. Cyr. 1.3.6, D. 18.313; or in bad sense, hot-headed, wilful, headstrong, E. Supp. 580; ἓν μὲν τοίνυν τοῦτο.. πολίτευμα τοῦ νεανίου τούτου D. 18.136, cf. Pl. Sph. 239d.


1. as masc. Adj., youthful, νεανίαι τὰς ὄψεις Lys. 10.29.

2. of things, etc., new, young, fresh, νεανίαις ὤμοισι E. Hel. 1562; ν. θώρακα καὶ βραχίονα Id. HF 1095; ἄρτος Ar. Lys. 1207; ν. λόγοι rash, wilful words, E. Alc. 679. [ νεανιῶν is trisyll. in Ar. V. 1069; cf. νεανικός. ]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

νεανίας, νεανίου, (from νέαν, and this from νέος; cf. μεγιστάν (which see), ξυνάν), from Homer down; Hebrew נַעַר and בָּחוּר; a young man: Acts 20:9; Acts 23:17, and R G in 18 (so here WH text), 22; it is used as in Greek writings, like the Latinadulescens and the Hebrew נַעַר (Genesis 41:12), of men between twenty-four and forty years of age (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 213; (Diogenes Laërtius 8, 10; other references in Stephanus' Thesaurus, see under the words, νεᾶνις, νεανίσκος): Acts 7:58.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

νεανίας , -ου ,

(< νεάν = νέος ),

[in LXX for H5288, H970;]

a young man: Acts 7:58; Acts 20:9; Acts 23:17-18.†

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

P Leid Wxii. 31 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 123) ὁ δὲ θεὸς ἔφη · πάντα κεινήσεις (l. κινήσεις) , καὶ πάντα ἱλαρυνθήσεται, Ἑρμοῦ σε ὁδηγοῦντος. With the use of the verb in John 16:13 we may compare from the hermetic literature Hermes (ed. Parthey) p. 81.12 εἰς δὲ τὴν εὐσεβῆ ψυχὴν ὁ νοῦς ἐμβὰς ὁδηγεῖ αὐτὴν ἐπὶ τὸ τῆς γνώσεως φῶς : cf. the oracular Kaibel 1041.1 νῦν τοι πάντα τελεῖ δαίμων, νῦν ἐς ὀρθ [ ]ν ὁδηγεῖ. See also Test. xii. patr. Judges 1:19 ἡ φιλαργυρία πρὸς εἰδωλολατρείαν ὁδηγεῖ. For the form ὁδαγέω, which occurs sporadically, see Moulton Gr. ii. p. 71.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
νεανία νεανίαις νεανιαν νεανίαν νεανιας νεανίας νεανίδα νεάνιδα νεάνιδας νεάνιδες νεάνιδι νεάνιδος νεανίδων νεάνιν νεανιου νεανίου νεανίς νεάνις νεανίσκον νεανιών neanian neanían neanias neanías neaniou neaníou neaniskon neanískon
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