τέκνον in the New Testament

Definitions

Thayer

1) offspring, children
1a) child
1a) a male child, a son
1b) metaphorically
1b1) the name transferred to that intimate and reciprocal relationship formed between men by the bonds of love, friendship, trust, just as between parents and children
1b2) in affectionate address, such as patrons, helpers, teachers and the like employ: my child
1b3) in the NT, pupils or disciples are called children of their teachers, because the latter by their instruction nourish the minds of their pupils and mould their characters
1b4) children of God: in the OT of "the people of Israel" as especially dear to God, in the NT, in Paul's writings, all who are led by the Spirit of God and thus closely related to God
1b5) children of the devil: those who in thought and action are prompted by the devil, and so reflect his character
1c) metaphorically
1c1) of anything who depends upon it, is possessed by a desire or affection for it, is addicted to it
1c2) one who is liable to any fate
1c2a) thus children of a city: it citizens and inhabitants
1c3) the votaries of wisdom, those souls who have, as it were, been nurtured and moulded by wisdom
1c4) cursed children, exposed to a curse and doomed to God's wrath or penalty
Part of Speech: noun neuter
Citing in TDNT: 5:636, 759

Strong

G5043
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced): - child, daughter, son.

Louw-Nida

GlossSection
d child (endearment)9.46
b descendant10.28
a child (own)10.36
(τέκνα φωτός) people of God11.14
c inhabitants11.63
e disciple36.40
f kind of58.26

Classical Greek Dictionaries

These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.

Perseus Digital Library

University of Chicago's Logion lexicon

Ulrik Petersen

Strong's dictionary

Crosswalk

Thayer's dictionary plus other information.

LaParola

From this site's dictionary (in Italian)

In the New Testament

SBL (also Westcott and Hort; Tischendorf; Byzantine)

τέκναnoun: accusative plural neuter33
τέκναnoun: nominative plural neuter26
τέκναnoun: vocative plural neuter4
τέκνοιςnoun: dative plural neuter8
τέκνονnoun: vocative singular neuter8
τέκνονnoun: accusative singular neuter4
τέκνονnoun: nominative singular neuter4
τέκνουnoun: genitive singular neuter2
τέκνῳnoun: dative singular neuter3
τέκνωνnoun: genitive plural neuter7
Total99

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