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Entry for Strong's #3502 - νεοσσός

Word Origin
from (3501)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a young (creature), young bird
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 667 ‑ אֶפְרֹחַ (ef‑ro'‑akh);  1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  1469 ‑ גּזָל (go‑zawl', go‑zawl');  3206 ‑ יֶלֶד (yeh'‑led);  7064 ‑ קֵן (kane);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS ( 0 ) HCS (1)
Luke 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Luke 6
John 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
1 Timothy 4
Titus 2
Hebrews 1
1 Peter 1
Luke 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Att. νεοττ-, , (νέος)

1. young bird, nestling, chick, Il. 2.311, 9.323, S. Ant. 425, Ar. Av. 835, Luke 2:24, etc.; ἀπτῆνες ν. Plu. 2.48a.

2. any young animal, as a young crocodile, Hdt. 2.68; of young children, A. Ch. 256, 501, E. Alc. 403 (lyr.), al., Pl. Lg. 776a: fem., ἦν νεοττὸς καὶ νέα (sc. Lais) Epicr. 3.15: in pl., young bees, X. Oec. 7.34, Arist. HA 624a22; Ἄρεως ν., of the cock, Ar. Av. 835 (also ironically, of a person, Pl.Com. 104): collective, ἵππου ν. the horse's brood, A. Ag. 825.

3. yolk of an egg, Arist. HA 565a3, Orac. ap. Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.344; cf. νεοττίον. — The disyll. form νοσσός is cited in AB 109 from A. Fr. 113 and occurs in S. Oxy. 2081 (b) Fr. 3: this and cogn. forms (commonly found in later Gr.) are condemned as ἀδόκιμα by Phryn. 182.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

νεοσσός and (so T WH, see νοσσία) νοσσός, νεοσσου, (νέος), a young (creature), young bird: Luke 2:24. The form νοσσός appears in the Vaticanus text of the Sept.; but in the Alexandrian manuscript everywhere νεοσσός; cf. Sturz, De dial. Maced., p. 185f; Lob. ad Phryn. p. 206f; (cf. Winers Grammar, 24). (In Greek writings from Homer down; the Sept. often for בֵּן, of the young of animals, as Leviticus 12:6, 8; Job 38:41.)

STRONGS NT 3502: νοσσός νοσσός, see νεοσσός.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(νεοσσός , Rec., as in cl. Att.. -ττός ; Phryn. rejects the dissyl. form), -οῦ ,

(< νόος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H1121;]

a young bird: Luke 2:24 (LXX).†

νεοσσός , see νοσσοός .

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the corresponding verb = ";lament,"; ";bewail,"; cf. P Thead 21.15 (A.D. 318) ἀναγκαίως ἀνοσίῳ π ̣ρ ̣α ̣ͅμ ̣μα (l. ἀνόσιον πρᾶγμα) [ο ̣σ ̣]δυρόμενος, ἐπιδίδωμί σοι τάδε τὰ βιβλία, ";driven by necessity and lamenting this impious act, I submit this petition to you,"; and Ramsay East. Rom. Prov. p. 144.5 ὧν κὲ τὰ τέκνα τὸν ἐμὸν πότμον ὠδύροντο, ";their children too bewailed my death."; See also Kaibel 1003.4 φωνὴ δ᾽ ὀδυ [ρτ ]ὸς ἦν πάλαι μοι Μέμνονος.


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