721. arnion
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arnion: a lamb
Original Word: ἀρνίον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: arnion
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-nee'-on)
Short Definition: a lamb
Definition: (originally: a little lamb, but diminutive force was lost), a lamb.

HELPS word-Studies

721 arníon (the diminutive of 704 /arḗn, "a sheep") – properly, a young lamb, "a little lamb" (J. Thayer); (figuratively) a person with pure (innocent), virgin-like (gentle) intentions.

STRONGS NT 721: ἀρνίον

ἀρνίον, ἀρνίου, τά (diminutive from ἀρήν, which see) (from Lysias down), a little lamb, a lamb: Revelation 13:11; Jesus calls his followers τά ἀρνία μου in John 21:15; τό ἀρνίον is used of Christ, innocently suffering and dying to expiate the sins of men, very often in Revelation, as Revelation 5:6, 8, 12, etc. (Jeremiah 11:19; Jeremiah 27:45 (); Psalm 113:4, 6 (); Josephus, Antiquities 3, 8, 10.)


Diminutive from aren; a lambkin -- lamb.

see GREEK aren

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