1482. ethnikos
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ethnikos: national, foreign, i.e. spec. a Gentile
Original Word: ἐθνικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ethnikos
Phonetic Spelling: (eth-nee-kos')
Short Definition: pagan, heathen, gentile; a Gentile, non-Jew
Definition: pagan, heathen, gentile; subst: a Gentile, non-Jew.

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Cognate: 1482 ethnikós(from 1484/éthnos, "nation") – Gentile; heathen, usually referring to non-Israelites; a pagan, a "non-covenant person," standing outside God's covenant (salvation). See 1484 (ethnos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ethnos
national, foreign, i.e. spec. a Gentile
NASB Translation
Gentile (1), Gentiles (3).

STRONGS NT 1482: ἐθνικός

ἐθνικός, ἐθνικη, ἐθνικον (ethnos);

1. adapted to the genius or customs of a people, peculiar to a people, national: Polybius, Diodorus, others.

2. suited to the manners or language of foreigners, strange, foreign; so in the grammarians (cf. our 'gentile'].

3. in the N. T. savoring of the nature of pagans, alien to the worship of the true God, heathenish; substantively, ἐθνικός, the pagan, the Gentile: Matthew 18:17; plural, Matthew 5:47 G L T Tr WH; ; and 3 John 1:7 L T Tr WH.

a Gentile

From ethnos; national ("ethnic"), i.e. (specially) a Gentile -- heathen (man).

see GREEK ethnos

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