2778. kensos
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kensos: a poll-tax
Original Word: κῆνσος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kensos
Phonetic Spelling: (kane'-sos)
Short Definition: a poll-tax
Definition: a poll-tax.

HELPS word-Studies

2778 kḗnsos – poll-tax; tribute-money; "literally, 'the current coin of tribute,' which was not paid in Jewish, but rather in Roman money" (WS, 71).

STRONGS NT 2778: κῆνσος

κῆνσος, κήνσου, , the Latin wordcensus (among the Romans, denoting a register and valuation of property in accordance with which taxes were paid), in the N. T. (as in Cod. Just. 4, 47) the tax or tribute levied on individuals and to be paid yearly (Hesychius κῆνσος. εἶδος νομισματος, ἐπικεφάλαιον, our capitation or poll tax): Matthew 17:25; Matthew 22:17; Mark 12:14; τό νόμισμα τοῦ κήνσου, the coin with which the tax is paid, tribute money, Matthew 22:19.

tribute, poll tax

Of Latin origin; properly, an enrollment ("census"), i.e. (by implication) a tax -- tribute.

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