epignósis: recognition, knowledgeOriginal Word: ἐπίγνωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ig'-no-sis)
Short Definition: knowledge, discernment, recognition
Definition: knowledge of a particular point (directed towards a particular object); perception, discernment, recognition, intuition.
Cognate: 1922 epígnōsis (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" which intensifies 1108 /gnṓsis, "knowledge gained through first-hand relationship") – properly, "contact-knowledge" that is appropriate ("apt, fitting") to first-hand, experiential knowing. This is defined by the individual context. See 1921 (epignōskō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
acknowledge* (1), knowledge (14), real knowledge (1), true knowledge (4).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1922: ἐπίγνωσις
ἐπίγνωσις, ἐπιγνώσεως, ἡ (ἐπιγινώσκω, which see (cf. also Lightfoot on Colossians 1:9; Trench, § 75 at the end)), precise and correct knowledge; used in the N. T. of the knowledge of things ethical and divine: absolutely, Philippians 1:9; Colossians 3:10; κατ' ἐπίγνωσιν, Romans 10:2; with the genitive of the thing known, Colossians 1:9; Colossians 2:2; Philemon 1:6; τῆς ἀληθείας, 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:25; 2 Timothy 3:7; Titus 1:1; Hebrews 10:26; τῆς ἁμαρτίας, Romans 3:20; with the genitive of the person known; — of God, especially the knowledge of his holy will and of the blessings which he has bestowed and constantly bestows on men through Christ: Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 1:10; 2 Peter 1:2; of Christ, i. e. the true knowledge of Christ's nature, dignity, benefits: Ephesians 4:13; 2 Peter 1:8; 2 Peter 2:20; of God and Christ: 2 Peter 1:2; Θεόν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει i. e. to keep the knowledge of the one true God which has illumined the soul, Romans 1:28. (Polybius, Plutarch, Herodian, (others); the Sept. occasionally for דַּעַת; 2 Macc. 9:11.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceacknowledgement.
From epiginosko; recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement -- (ac-)knowledge(-ing, - ment).
see GREEK epiginosko
Forms and Transliterationsεπιγνωσει επιγνώσει ἐπιγνώσει επιγνωσεως επιγνώσεως ἐπιγνώσεως επιγνωσιν επίγνωσιν ἐπίγνωσιν επιγνωσις επίγνωσις ἐπίγνωσις επιγνωστός επιγονή επιγονής epignosei epignōsei epignṓsei epignoseos epignōseōs epignṓseos epignṓseōs epignosin epignōsin epígnosin epígnōsin epignosis epignōsis epígnosis epígnōsis
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1922
ἐπιγνώσει — 7 Occ.
ἐπιγνώσεως — 2 Occ.
ἐπίγνωσιν — 10 Occ.
ἐπίγνωσις — 1 Occ.
Romans 1:28 N-DFS
GRK: ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς
KJV: God in [their] knowledge, God gave
INT: to have in [their] knowledge gave up them
Colossians 1:9 N-AFS
Colossians 2:2 N-AFS
Colossians 3:10 N-AFS
2 Timothy 3:7 N-AFS
2 Peter 1:3 N-GFS