egkainia: dedication, renewal (of religious services)Original Word: ἐγκαίνια, ίων, τά
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-kah'-ee-nee-ah)
Short Definition: a renewal, dedication
Definition: a renewal, dedication; the feast of rededication.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
neut. pl. comp. from en and kainos
dedication, renewal (of religious services)
feast of the Dedication (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1456: ἐγκαίνια
ἐγκαίνια (T WH ἐανκαινια, see ἐν, III. 3), ἐγκαινιων, τά (from ἐν and καινός); only in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings (on the plural cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 23 (21)); dedication, consecration; thus, in 2 Esdr. 6:16, 17; Nehemiah 12:27 for חֲנֻכָּה; in particular (Vulg.encaeaium, i. e. renovation], an 'annual feast celebrated eight days beginning on the 25th of Chislev (the middle of our December), instituted by Judas Maccabaeus (
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancededication.
see GREEK en
see GREEK kainos
Forms and Transliterationsεγκαίνια ἐγκαίνια εγκαινίοις ενκαινια ἐνκαίνια enkainia en'kaínia
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