ktisis: creation (the act or the product)Original Word: κτίσις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
creation, creature, institutionDefinition:
(often of the founding of a city), (a) abstr: creation, (b) concr: creation, creature, institution; always of Divine work, (c) an institution, ordinance.
Cognate: 2937 ktísis – properly, creation (creature) which is founded from nothing (this is also the sense of this term from Homer on); creation out of nothing (Lat ex nihilo). See 2936 (ktizō) and 2939 /ktístēs ("the Creator") for lengthy discussion on "creation-facts."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
creation (the act or the product)NASB Translation
created thing (1), creation (14), creature (3), institution (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2937: κτίσιςκτίσις
), in Greek writings the act of founding, establishing, building,
etc.; in the N. T. (Vulg.
(yet Hebrews 9:11creatio
1. the act of creating, creation: τοῦ κόσμου, Romans 1:20.
2. equivalent to κτίσμα, creation i. e. thing created (cf. Winers Grammar, 32); used a. of individual things and beings, a creature, a creation: Romans 1:25; Hebrews 4:13; any created thing, Romans 8:39; after a rabbinical usage (by which a man converted from idolatry to Judaism was called חֲדָשָׁה בִּרִיָה (cf. Schöttgen, Horae Hebr 1:328, 704f)), καινή κτίσις is used of a man regenerated through Christ, Galatians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17.
b. collectively, the sum or aggregate of created things: Revelation 3:14 (on which see ἀρχή, 3; (ἡ κτίσις τῶν ἀνθρώπων, Teaching of the Twelve etc.
c. 16 [ET])); ὅλῃ ἡ κτίσις, Wis. 19:6; πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, Judith 16:14; and without the article (cf. Grimm on 3 Macc. (), p. 235; (Lightfoot on Col. as below)), πᾶσα κτίσις, Colossians 1:15; 3Macc. 2:2; Judith 9:12; σωτήρ πάσης κτίσεως, Acta Thomae, p. 19 edition Thilo (sec. 10, p. 198, Tdf. edition) (see πᾶς, I. 1 c.); ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως, Mark 10:6; Mark 13:19; 2 Peter 3:4; οὐ ταύτης τῆς κτίσεως, not of this order of created things, Hebrews 9:11; accusative to the demands of the context, of some particular kind or class of created things or beings: thus of the human race, πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει, Mark 16:15; ἐν πάσῃ (Rec. adds τῇ) κτίσει τῇ ὑπό τόν οὐρανοῦ, among men of every race, Colossians 1:23; the aggregate of irrational creatures, both animate and inanimate (what we call nature), Romans 8:19-2. (Wis. 5:17 (); ); πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, Romans 8:22; where cf. Reiche, Philippi, Meyer, Rükert, others (Arnold in Bapt. Quart. for Apr. 1867, pp. 143-153).
3. an institution, ordinance: 1 Peter 2:13; cf. Huther at the passage ((Pindar, others.))<1>
From ktizo; original formation (properly, the act; by implication, the thing, literally or figuratively) -- building, creation, creature, ordinance.
see GREEK ktizo