1103. gnésios
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gnésios: lawfully begotten, genuine
Original Word: γνήσιος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: gnésios
Phonetic Spelling: (gnay'-see-os)
Short Definition: real, true, genuine
Definition: (lit: born in wedlock), hence: real, true, genuine; with definite article: the true, genuine element.

HELPS word-Studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from ginomai
lawfully begotten, genuine
NASB Translation
sincerity (1), true (3).

STRONGS NT 1103: γνήσιος

γνήσιος, γνησια, γνήσιον (by syncope for γενησιος from γίνομαι, γένομαι (cf. Curtius, § 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 (A. V. (the sincerity), 2 Corinthians 8:8. (From Homer down.)

genuine, true, legitimate

From the same as genesia; legitimate (of birth), i.e. Genuine -- own, sincerity, true.

see GREEK genesia

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