gnésios: lawfully begotten, genuineOriginal Word: γνήσιος, α, ονPart of Speech:
real, true, genuineDefinition:
(lit: born in wedlock), hence: real, true, genuine; with definite article: the true, genuine element.
1103 gnḗsios (from 1085/genos, "offspring, birth") – properly, true to origin (proper beginning); (figuratively) "dear" because authentic (totally legitimate); genuine, demonstrably valid; sincere because traceable as legitimate.
[Originally, 1103 (gnḗsios) referred to children born from a legitimate marriage – properly, "lawfully begotten, born in wedlock" (Abbott-Smith). It came to mean real – especially in an affectionate, endearing sense (i.e. "truly," "real," "genuine").]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
lawfully begotten, genuineNASB Translation
sincerity (1), true (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1103: γνήσιοςγνήσιος
(by syncope for γενησιος
, § 128)), legitimately born, not spurious; genuine, true, sincere
: Philippians 4:3
; 1 Timothy 1:2
; Titus 1:4
; τό τῆς ἀγάπης γνήσιον
equivalent to τήν γνησιοτητα
), 2 Corinthians 8:8
. (From Homer
genuine, true, legitimate
From the same as genesia; legitimate (of birth), i.e. Genuine -- own, sincerity, true.
see GREEK genesia