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Strong's #721 - ἀρνίον

Root Word (Etymology)
diminutive from (G704)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a little lamb, a lamb
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  3532 ‑ כֶּבֶשׂ (keh‑bes');  6810 ‑ צָעוֹר (tsaw‑eer', tsaw‑ore');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (30)
John 1
Revelation 29
N95 (0)
CSB (30)
John 1
Revelation 29
BSB (30)
John 1
Revelation 29
ESV (29)
John 1
Revelation 28
WEB (28)
Revelation 28
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀρνίον, τό,

Dim. of ἀρήν,

I a little lamb, Lys. 32.21, Eub. 150.4, PStrassb. 24.7 (ii A.D.).

II sheepskin, fleece, Luc. Salt. 43.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀρνίον, ἀρνίου, τά (diminutive from ἀρήν, which see) (from Lysias down), a little lamb, a lamb: Revelation 13:11; Jesus calls his followers τά ἀρνία μου in John 21:15; τό ἀρνίον is used of Christ, innocently suffering and dying to expiate the sins of men, very often in Revelation, as Revelation 5:6, 8, 12, etc. (Jeremiah 11:19; Jeremiah 27:45 (); Psalm 113:4, 6 (); Josephus, Antiquities 3, 8, 10.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀρνίον , -ου , τό

(dimin. of ἀρήν ; ν . MM, s.v.),

[in LXX: Psalms 114:4; Psalms 114:6 (pl., H6629 H1121), Jeremiah 11:19 (H3532), Jeremiah 50:45 (H6810)*;]

a little lamb, a lamb: John 21:15, Revelation 2:7.†

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 Théad 8.14 (A.D. 306) ἀρνία ἐνιαύσια, 19 ἀρνία καὶ ἐρύφια. BGU II. 377.2, .7 (early vii/A.D.), with other animal names, many in the -ιον form—καμήλι (α), ὀρνίθ (ια), perh. χοίρ (ια), etc. P Strass I. 24.7 f. (A.D. 118) ἀρνίων ἐπιγονῆ (ς) . . . ἀριθμῶι ἀρνίω (ν). P Gen I. 68.7 (A.D. 382) ἀρνία ἕνδεκα. Its choice by the author of the Apocalypse as an exclusive term, for very frequent use, is part of a general tendency of the vernacular, in which nouns in -ίον multiplied fast : it is interesting to note that he has followed that tendency much earlier than our papyrus writers did in the case of this word. The complete absence of diminutive force in ἀρνίον as against ἀρήν may be noted. (MGr ἀρνί.)


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αρνια αρνία ἀρνία αρνιον αρνίον ἀρνίον αρνιου αρνίου ἀρνίου αρνιω αρνίω ἀρνίῳ αροτήρες αροτριάσιν αροτρίασις arnia arnía arnio arniō arníoi arníōi arnion arníon arniou arníou
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