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Strong's #4690 - σπέρμα

Transliteration
spérma
Phonetics
sper'-mah
Origin
from (G4687)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
7:536,1065
Definition
Thayer's
  1. from which a plant germinates
    1. the seed i.e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plants
      1. of the grains or kernels sown
    2. metaph. a seed i.e. a residue, or a few survivors reserved as the germ of the next generation (just as seed is kept from the harvest for the sowing)
  2. the semen virile
    1. the product of this semen, seed, children, offspring, progeny
    2. family, tribe, posterity
    3. whatever possesses vital force or life giving power
      1. of divine energy of the Holy Spirit operating within the soul by which we are regenerated
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 319 ‑ אַחֲרִית (akh‑ar‑eeth');  1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  1320 ‑ בָּשָׂר (baw‑sawr');  2233 ‑ זֶרַע (zeh'‑rah);  5209 ‑ נִין (neen);  5220 ‑ נֶכֶד (neh'‑ked);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (44)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
2
John
3
Acts
4
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
5
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
1
Revelation
1
NAS (42)
Matthew
6
Mark
5
Luke
2
John
3
Acts
4
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
5
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
2
1 John
1
Revelation
1
HCS (43)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
2
John
3
Acts
4
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
5
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
1
Revelation
1
BSB (43)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
2
John
3
Acts
4
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
5
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
3
1 John
1
Revelation
1
ESV (29)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
John
3
Acts
4
Romans
7
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
5
Hebrews
2
1 John
1
Revelation
1
WEB (46)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
3
John
3
Acts
5
Romans
9
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
6
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
2
1 John
1
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σπέρμ-α, ατος, τό, ( σπείρω ) seed, only once in Hom., in metaph. sense, v. infr. 1.2: I mostly, seed of plants, ς. ἀνιέναι, κρύπτειν, h.Cer. 307, cf. Hdt. 3.97: pl., Hes. Op. 446; ς. τῇ γῇ διδόναι, ἐμβαλεῖν, X. Oec. 17.8, 10: prov., εἰς πέλαγος ς. βαλεῖν Epigr.Gr. 1038.8 ( Pamphylia ); of fruit, Antiph. 58.4; τοῖς γαίης σπέρμασι with the products of earth, of corn-stalks, AP 9.89 ( Phil. ).

2. metaph., germ, origin of anything, ς. πυρός Od. 5.490; φλογός Pi. O. 7.48, cf. P. 3.37; σπέρματα, = στοιχεῖα, elements, Anaxag. 4, cf. Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.38 U., Fr. 250; ὁ τὸ σπέρμα παρασχών, οὗτος τῶν φύντων αἴτιος D. 18.159; συκοφάντου ς. καὶ ῥίζαν οἴεται δεῖν ὑπάρχειν τῇ πόλει Id. 25.48; ς. τῆς στάσεως Plu. Mark 10:1-52; τοῦ ὅρκου Longin. 16.3 .

3. seed-time, sowing, Hes. Op. 781 .

II of animals, seed, semen, φέροισα ς. θεοῦ pregnant by the god, Pi. P. 3.15; but ς. φέρειν Ἡρακλέους to be pregnant of Heracles, Id. N. 10.17; μυελὸν . . εἰς ς. καὶ γόνον μερίζεσθαι Ti.Locr. 100b, cf. Pl. Ti. 86c; ς. παραλαβεῖν E. Or. 553; σπέρματος πλῆσαι Plu. Lyc. 15: pl., κατ' ἀμφότερα τὰ ς. θεῶν ἀπόγονος Hp. Ephesians 2:1-22 .

2. race, origin, descent, τοὐμὸν . . σπέρμ' ἰδεῖν βουλήσομαι S. OT 1077; τίνος εἶ σπέρματος πατρόθεν; Id. OC 214 (lyr.); γένεθλον σπέρμα τ' Ἀργεῖον A. Supp. 290, cf. Ch. 236; ς. ἄντασ' Ἐρεχθειδᾶν S. Ant. 981 (lyr.), cf. Pi. O. 7.93, etc.

3. freq. in Poets, seed, offspring, τὸ βρότειον ς . A. Fr. 399; ς. Πελοπιδῶν Id. Ch. 503; ς. [τοῦ Ἀβραάμ ] Ev.Luke 1:55, etc.; sts. of a single person, Pi. O. 9.61, A. Pr. 705, S. Ph. 364, Orac. ap. Th. 5.16, LXX Genesis 4:25, etc.: pl., A. Eu. 803, 909, S. OT 1246, OC 600, Ep.Galatians 3:16; once in Pl., ἀνθρώπων σπέρμασι νουθετοῦμεν Lg. 853c .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σπέρμα , -τος , τό (< σπείρω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2233;]

seed;

(a) of plants: Matthew 13:24; Matthew 13:27; Matthew 13:37-38, 2 Corinthians 9:10; pl., Matthew 13:32, Mark 4:31, 1 Corinthians 15:33; metaph., of an escaping remnant (H8300, Isaiah 1:9; cf. Wisdom of Solomon 14:6; Plat., Tim., 23c; FlJ, Ant., xi, 5, 3), Romans 9:29;

(b) of men (as γονή ; Lat. semen genitale; so in cl.; cf. in LXX, Leviticus 15:16, al.): Hebrews 11:11; metaph., of the divine influence, 1 John 3:9; by meton. (as freq. in poets), seed, offspring, posterity: Matthew 22:24-25, Mark 12:19-22, Luke 1:55; Luke 20:28 (LXX) John 7:42; John 8:33; John 8:37 Acts 3:25; Acts 7:5-6; Acts 13:23, Romans 1:3; Romans 4:13; Romans 4:18; Romans 9:7-8; Romans 11:1, 2 Corinthians 11:22, Galatians 3:16; Galatians 3:19, 2 Timothy 2:8, Hebrews 2:16; Hebrews 11:18; pl. (FlJ, Ant., viii, 7, 6; Flat., Leg., ix, 853 c; 4 Maccabees 18:1; in Ga, l.c., contrasted with sing., v. Lft., in l; Milligan, NTD, 105 f.), Galatians 3:16; of spiritual offspring, Romans 4:16; Romans 4:18; Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:29, Revelation 12:17.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
σπερμα σπέρμα σπερμασιν σπέρμασιν σπέρματα σπερματι σπέρματι σπέρματί σπερματίζον σπερματισθή σπερματισμόν σπερματος σπερματός σπέρματος σπέρματός σπερματων σπερμάτων σπόρον sperma spérma spermasin spérmasin spermati spérmati spérmatí spermaton spermatōn spermáton spermátōn spermatos spérmatos sporon spóron
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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