2762. keraia
Strong's Concordance
keraia: a little horn
Original Word: κεραία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: keraia
Phonetic Spelling: (ker-ah'-yah)
Short Definition: an apostrophe
Definition: a little hook, an apostrophe on letters of the alphabet, distinguishing them from other little letters, or a separation stroke between letters.
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2762 keraía – properly, a little "horn," i.e. " 'a little hook, an apostrophe' on letters of the alphabet, distinguishing them from other like-letters, or a 'separation stroke' between letters" (Souter); a tittle (KJV).

["Tittle" comes from the Latin, titulus – the stroke above an abbreviated word – and later, any small mark.

"In Vay. R. 19 the guilt of altering one of them is pronounced so great that if it were done the world would be destroyed" (so McNeile).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from keras
Definition
a little horn
NASB Translation
stroke (1), stroke of a letter (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2762: κεραία

κεραία (WH κέρεα (see their Appendix, p. 151)), κεραιας, (κέρας), a little horn; extremity, apex, point; used by the Greek grammarians of the accents and diacritical points. In Matthew 5:18 ((where see Wetstein; cf. also Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, 1:537f)); Luke 16:17 of the little lines, or projections, by which the Hebrew letters in other respects similar differ from each other, as cheth ח and he ה, daleth ד and resh ר, beth ב and kaph כ (A. V. tittle); the meaning is, 'not even the minutest part of the law shall perish.' ((Aeschylus, Thucydides, others.))

STRONGS NT 2762: κέρεα [κέρεα, see κεραία.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
tittle, stroke

Feminine of a presumed derivative of the base of keras; something horn-like, i.e. (specially) the apex of a Hebrew letter (figuratively, the least particle) -- tittle.

see GREEK keras

Forms and Transliterations
κεραία κεραίαν κερεα κερέα κερεαν κερέαν keraia keraía keraian keraían
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Strong's Greek 2762
2 Occurrences


κεραία — 1 Occ.
κεραίαν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 5:18 N-NFS
GRK: ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ
NAS: or stroke shall pass
KJV: or one tittle shall in no wise pass
INT: or one tittle no not

Luke 16:17 N-AFS
GRK: νόμου μίαν κεραίαν πεσεῖν
NAS: for one stroke of a letter of the Law
KJV: than one tittle of the law to fail.
INT: law one tittle to fail

2 Occurrences

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