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Entry for Strong's #1482 - ἐθνικός

Transliteration
ethnikós
Phonetics
eth-nee-kos'  
Word Origin
from (1484)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
2:372,201
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. adapted to the genius or customs of a people, peculiar to a people, national
  2. suited to the manners or language of foreigners, strange, foreign
  3. in the NT savouring of the nature of pagans, alien to the worship of the true God, heathenish
    1. of the pagan, the Gentile
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Matthew 2
Matthew 3
3 John 1
Matthew 3
3 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 1
A-GPM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 1
NA WH
A-GPM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 1
A-GPM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐθν-ικός, ή, όν,

I national, συστάσεις Plb. 30.13.6; διαστάσεις Id. 4.21.2; χρεῖαι D.S. 18.13; ἰδιότητες Phld. Rh. 1.154 S.; διαφοραί Str. 2.3.1.

II foreign, gentile, Matthew 5:47; ἐθνικῇ.. ἐν σοφία Epigr.Gr. 430.6. Adv. - κῶς, opp. []ιουδαϊκῶς, Galatians 2:14. in the Roman Empire, provincial, Cod. Just. 12.63.2.6.

III Gramm.,

1. indicating nationality, Str. 14.2.28, D.T. 636.11, A.D. Synt. 190.20. Adv. - κῶς, παραχθέν ib. 5, cf. Str. 4.1.1, D.L. 7.56.

2. dialectal, ἔθος A.D. Synt. 46.1. ἐθνικός, ὁ, tax-collector, POxy. 126.13 (vi A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐθνικός, ἐθνικη, ἐθνικον (ethnos);

1. adapted to the genius or customs of a people, peculiar to a people, national: Polybius, Diodorus, others.

2. suited to the manners or language of foreigners, strange, foreign; so in the grammarians (cf. our 'gentile'].

3. in the N. T. savoring of the nature of pagans, alien to the worship of the true God, heathenish; substantively, ἐθνικός, the pagan, the Gentile: Matthew 18:17; plural, Matthew 5:47 G L T Tr WH; ; and 3 John 1:7 L T Tr WH.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἐθνικός , - , -όν

(< έθνος ),

[in Al.: Leviticus 21:7*;]

1. national (Polyb.).

2. foreign (gramm.); in NT, as subst., ὁ ἐ ., the Gentile (the adj. "describes character rather than mere position"; cf. ἔθνος , and v. Cremer, 228): Matthew 5:47; Matthew 6:7; Matthew 18:17, 3 John 1:7.†


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

In the late P Oxy I. 126.13 (A.D. 572) ἐθνικός is used of a ";collector"; of taxes, a sense not found elsewhere. In MGr the adj. means ";national.";

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εθνικοι εθνικοί ἐθνικοί ἐθνικοὶ εθνικος εθνικός ἐθνικὸς εθνικων ἐθνικῶν ethnikoi ethnikoí ethnikoì ethnikon ethnikôn ethnikōn ethnikō̂n ethnikos ethnikòs
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