népios: an infant, fig. a simple-minded or immature personOriginal Word: νήπιος, α, ονPart of Speech:
an infant, child, unlearnedDefinition:
unlearned, unenlightened; noun: an infant, child.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain originDefinition
an infant, fig. a simple-minded or immature personNASB Translation
child (5), childish (1), children (2), immature (1), infant (1), infants (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3516: νήπιοςνήπιος
, an insep. neg. prefix (Latinnefas, nequam, nisi
, etc. cf. Curtius
, § 437), and ἔπος
); as in Greek writers from Homer
a. an infant, little child: Matthew 21:16 (from Psalm 8:3); 1 Corinthians 13:11; the Sept. especially for עולֵל and עולָל.
b. a minor, not of age: Galatians 4:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).
c. metaphorically, childish, untaught, unskilled (the Sept. for פְּתִי, Psalm 18:8<10> (); Psalm 118:130<10> (); Proverbs 1:32): Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; Galatians 4:3; Ephesians 4:14; opposed to τέλειοι, the more advanced in understanding and knowledge, Hebrews 5:13f. (Philo de agric. § 2); νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, in things pertaining to Christ, 1 Corinthians 3:1. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 L WH (cf. the latter's note at the passage) have hastily received νήπιοι for the common reading ἤπιοι.<1>
an infant, child
From an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and epos; not speaking, i.e. An infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian -- babe, child (+ -ish).
see GREEK epos