1) from which a plant germinates
1a) the seed, i.e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plants
1a1) of the grains or kernels sown
1b) metaphorically a seed, i.e. a residue, or a few survivors reserved as the germ of the next generation (just as seed is kept from the harvest for the sowing)
2) the semen virile
2a) the product of this semen, seed, children, offspring, progeny
2b) family, tribe, posterity
2c) whatever possesses vital force or life giving power
2c1) of divine energy of the Holy Spirit operating within the soul by which we are regenerated
Part of Speech: noun neuter
Citing in TDNT: 7:536, 1065
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): - issue, seed.
|(καταβολὴ σπέρματος) conceive||23.49|
|(ἀνίστημι σπέρμα) beget||23.59|
|(ἐξανίστημι σπέρμα) beget||23.59|
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