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Entry for Strong's #3516 - νήπιος

Transliteration
nḗpios
Phonetics
nay'-pee-os  
Word Origin
from an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and (2031)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
4:912,631
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. an infant, little child
  2. a minor, not of age
  3. metaph. childish, untaught, unskilled
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2945 ‑ טַף (taf);  3243 ‑ יָנַק (yaw‑nak');  5290 ‑ נֹעַר (no'‑ar);  5768 ‑ עֹלָל (o‑lale', o‑lawl');  6612 ‑ פְּתָאִי (peth‑ee', peh'‑thee, peth‑aw‑ee');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (14) NAS (14) HCS (15)
Matthew 2
Luke 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
Hebrews 1
Matthew 2
Luke 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
Hebrews 1
Matthew 2
Luke 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 6
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-DPM 3
A-GPM 2
A-GSM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 6
A-DPM 3
A-GPM 2
A-GSM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 6
A-DPM 3
A-GPM 2
A-GSM 1
A-NPM 2
A-NSM 6
NA WH
A-DPM 1
A-GPM 2
A-GSM 1
A-NPM 3
A-NSM 6
P-APN 2
A-DPM 3
A-GPM 2
A-GSM 1
A-NPM 3
A-NSM 6


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

νήπῐος, α (Sor. 1.7, al.), Ion. η, ον, also ος, ον Lyc. 638:

I

1. infant, child, freq. in Hom., νήπιον, οὔ πω εἰδόθ' ὁμοιίου πολέμοιο Il. 9.440; νήπια τέκνα 2.136, etc.; βρέφος ἔτ' ὄντα ν. E. Ion 1399, cf. Andr. 755, etc.; νηπίους ἔτι Id. Heracl. 956; τὸ ν. Pl. Ax. 366d; ἁρμόττουσα τοῖς ν. [πλαταγή] Arist. Pol. 1340b30; ἐκ νηπίου from a child, from infancy, [τὸ ἡδὺ] ἐκ ν. ἡμῖν συντέθραπται Id. EN 1105a2; ἐκ νηπίων Plb. 4.20.8; ἐκ ν. ἡλικίας PFlor. 36.5 (iv A.D.); infant in law, minor, ἐφ' ὅσον ὁ κληρονόμος ν. ἐστιν Galatians 4:1; of children up to puberty, αἱ τῶν ν. ἐκλάμψιες Hp. Epid. 6.1.4 (cf. Herophil. ap. Gal. 17(1).826); but of the foetus in its early stage, Hp. Aph. 4.1 (cf. Gal. 17(1).653).

2. less freq. of animals, Il. 2.311, 11.113; νήπια alone, the young of an animal, 17.134.

3. of plants, Thphr. HP 8.1.7.

II metaph.,

1. of the understanding, childish, silly, Od. 13.237; μέγα ν. Il. 16.46, cf. Od. 9.44; simply, without foresight, blind, Il. 22.445; ἀνὴρ ν. Heraclit. 79, cf. Emp. 11.1, Pi. P. 3.82, A. Pr. 443, Democr. 76, etc.; ν. ὃς.. γονέων ἐπιλάθεται S. El. 145 (lyr.); οὔτε πρὶν νήπιον, νῦν τ'.. μέγαν no child before and now full-grown (i.e. in mind), Id. OT 652 (lyr.); of words, νήπια βάζεις Pi. Fr. 157; ἀντιτείνειν νήπι' ἀντὶ νηπίων E. Med. 891; μηδὲν εἴπῃς ν. Ar. Nu. 105.

2. of bodily strength, like that of a child, βίη δέ τε ν. αὐτῶν Il. 11.561.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 νήπιος, νήπια, νήπιον (from νή, an insep. neg. prefix (Latin nefas, nequam, nisi, etc. cf. Curtius, § 437), and ἔπος); as in Greek writers from Homer down,

a. an infant, little child: Matthew 21:16 (from Psalm 8:3); 1 Corinthians 13:11; the Sept. especially for עולֵל and עולָל.

b. a minor, not of age: Galatians 4:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).

c. metaphorically, childish, untaught, unskilled (the Sept. for פְּתִי, Psalm 18:8 (Psalm 19:8>); Psalm 118:130 (Psalm 119:130>); Proverbs 1:32): Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; Galatians 4:3; Ephesians 4:14; opposed to τέλειοι, the more advanced in understanding and knowledge, Hebrews 5:13f. ( Philo de agric. § 2); νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, in things pertaining to Christ, 1 Corinthians 3:1. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 L WH (cf. the latter's note at the passage) have hastily received νήπιοι for the common reading ἤπιοι.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

νήπιος , -α , -ον ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5768, also for H6612, etc.;]

infant; of children and minors: Matthew 21:16 (LXX), 1 Corinthians 13:11, Galatians 4:1 (v. Lft., in l). Metaph., childish, unskilled, simple (Psalms 19:8, Proverbs 1:32 al.): Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21, Romans 2:20, Galatians 4:3, Ephesians 4:14, 1 Thessalonians 2:7 (WH, fox ἤπιοι ); opp. to τέλειος , Hebrews 5:13; ν . ἐν Χριστῷ , 1 Corinthians 3:1.†


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

This late Greek verb (cf. Lob. Phryn. p. 373), which in the NT is confined to 1 Timothy 5:14, occurs in the horoscopes P Oxy II. 235.16 (A.D. 20–50) οἰκοδεσποτεῖ Ἀφροδ [ίτη, P Lond 130.163 (i/ii A.D.) (= I. p. 137) δι᾽ ὃ οἰκοδεσποτήσει τὸ διάθεμα.

 

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List of Word Forms
νήπια νήπιά νηπιοι νήπιοι νηπιοις νηπίοις νήπιον νηπιος νηπίος νήπιος νήπιός νηπιότητος νηπιότητός νηπιου νηπίου νηπίους νηπιων νηπίων nepioi nēpioi nḗpioi nepiois nepíois nēpiois nēpíois nepion nepíon nēpiōn nēpíōn nepios nēpios nḗpios nḗpiós nepiou nepíou nēpiou nēpíou

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