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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2778 - κῆνσος

Transliteration
kēnsos
Phonetics
kane'-sos  
Word Origin
of Latin origin
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. census (among the Romans, denoting a register and valuation of property in accordance with which taxes were paid), in the NT the tax or tribute levied on individuals and to be paid yearly. (our capitation or poll tax)
  2. the coin with which the tax is paid, tribute money
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Matthew 3
Mark 1
Matthew 3
Mark 1
Matthew 3
Mark 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASM 3
N-GSM 1
N-ASM 3
N-GSM 1
N-ASM 3
N-GSM 1
NA WH
N-ASM 1
N-GSM 1
V-AAN 2
N-ASM 3
N-GSM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῆνσος, ὁ,

I = Lat. census, Matthew 22:19, IGRom. 4.1213 (Thyatira), 3.41 (Nicaea), PAmh. 2.83.2 (iii/iv A.D.).

II poll-tax, Matthew 17:25.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κῆνσος, κήνσου, , the Latin wordcensus (among the Romans, denoting a register and valuation of property in accordance with which taxes were paid), in the N. T. (as in Cod. Just. 4, 47) the tax or tribute levied on individuals and to be paid yearly (Hesychius κῆνσος. εἶδος νομισματος, ἐπικεφάλαιον, our capitation or poll tax): Matthew 17:25; Matthew 22:17; Mark 12:14; τό νόμισμα τοῦ κήνσου, the coin with which the tax is paid, tribute money, Matthew 22:19.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† κῆνσος , -ον ,

(Lat. census),

a poll-tax: Matthew 17:25; Matthew 22:17, Mark 12:14 (WH, mg., ἐπικεφάλαιον ); τ . νόμισμα τοῦ κ ., Matthew 22:19 (v. MM, Exp., xv).†

* ἐπι -κεφάλαιον , -ου , τό ,

a poll-tax: Mark 12:14 (WH, mg., for κῆνσον , as in D, Syrr. Sin. pesh., 124, etc.).†

SYN.: τέλος G5056 (q.v.), φόρος G5401.


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

An early example of this Latinism = ";capitation-tax"; (Mark 12:14 al.) occurs in what is probably a i/B.C. inscr. from. Bizye—β ]ασιλέα Κό [τυ ](ν) βασλέως Ῥησκουπορέως υἱ [ὸν ] Ῥωμαῖοι οἱ πρώ (τ)ως κατακληθέντες εἰς κῆνσον ἑατῶν θεόν (Annual of Brit. School of Athens xii. p. 178). For the meaning ";census,"; see BGU III. 917.6 (A.D. 348) ἐκ τοῦ ] ἱερ [οῦ ] κήνσου ἐπὶ Σαβίνῳ κηνσίτορι, P Amh II. 83.2 (iii/iv A.D.) ἐν τῷ κήνσῳ τῷ [γενομένῳ ὑπὸ ] Σαβείνου τοῦ κην [σ ]ίτορος.

 

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
κηνσον κήνσον κῆνσον κηνσου κήνσου kenson kênson kēnson kē̂nson kensou kēnsou kḗnsou
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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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