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Entry for Strong's #341 - ἀνακαινόω

Word Origin
from (303) and a derivative of (2537)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to cause to grow up, new, to make new
    1. new strength and vigour is given to one
    2. to be changed into a new kind of life as opposed to the former corrupt state
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-PPI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


in Pass., to be renewed, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Colossians 3:10 : in Med., renew, Heliod. in EN 221.13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἀνακαινόω, (ῶ: (present passive ἀνακαινοῦμαι); a word peculiar to the apostle Paul; properly, "to cause to grow up (ἀνά) new, to make new"; passive, new strength and vigor is given to me, 2 Corinthians 4:16; to be changed into a new kind of life, opposed to the former corrupt state, Colossians 3:10. Cf. Winer s De verb. comp. Part iii., p. 10 (or Meyer on Colossians , the passage cited; Test. xii. Patr., test. Levi 16,17ἀνακαινοποιέω. Cf. Köstlin in Herzog edition 2,1:477f.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -καινόω , -

= ἀνακαινίζω (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.),

to make new: 2 Corinthians 4:16, Colossians 3:10 (v. Cremer, 323).†

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

ἀνακαινόω and its noun ἀνακαίνωσις have not been traced in any source earlier than Paul, who might very well coin a word of this sort—there is however no proof that he really did so. Nägeli, p. 53, remarks on these and other ";new words"; of Paul that they answer in formation to that of other Κοινή words, going back to old Greek stems and only combining them afresh. Here the similar ἀνακαινίζειν (Hebrews 6:6) exists in literature, as does ἀνακαίνισις. Did Paul not know them, so that he had to form words for his purpose, on such an analogy as ἀνανεόω ? Or were his words current in a limited district only? Thayer notes that Hermas used ἀνακαίνωσις (Vis. iii. 8.9) : ἡ ἀ. τῶν πνευμάτων ὑμῶν looks like a reminiscence of Romans 12:2, and is no warrant for independent use.


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
ανακαινουμενον ανακαινούμενον ἀνακαινούμενον ανακαινούνται ανακαινουται ἀνακαινοῦται ανακαύσεις ανακαύσω ανεκαύθη ανεκαύθησαν anakainoumenon anakainoúmenon anakainoutai anakainoûtai

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