anagennaó: to beget againOriginal Word: ἀναγεννάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ag-en-nah'-o)
Short Definition: I beget again, beget into a new life
Definition: I beget again, beget into a new life.
313 /anagennáō ("born again, from above") is used twice in the NT (1 Pet 1:3,23) – both times referring to God regenerating a believer (giving a supernatural, new birth).
[313 (anagennáō) "does not occur in classical or Septuagintal Greek. Any use elsewhere (i.e. outside the NT) is disputed (cf. Moulton-Milligan; Selwyn, First Epistle of St. Peter, 122)" (CBL). This underlines the importance of its two occasions in the NT (1 Pet 1:3,23).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from ana and gennaó
to beget again
born again (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 313: ἀναγεννάω
ἀναγεννάω, (ῶ: 1 aorist ἀνεγέννησα; perfect passive ἀναγεγέννημαι; to produce again, beget again, beget anew; metaphorically: τινα, thoroughly to change the mind of one, so that he lives a new life and one conformed to the will of God, 1 Peter 1:3; passively ἐκ τίνος, ibid. 1:23. (In the same sense in ecclesiastical writings (cf. Sophocles Lexicon, under the word). Among secular authors used by Josephus, Antiquities 4, 2, 1 τῶν ἐκ τοῦ στασιάζειν αὐτοῖς ἀναγεννωμένων (yet Bekker ἄν γενομένων) δεινῶν which originated.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancebeget, cause to be born again.
see GREEK ana
see GREEK gennao
Forms and Transliterationsαναγεγεννημενοι αναγεγεννημένοι ἀναγεγεννημένοι αναγεννησας αναγεννήσας ἀναγεννήσας anagegennemenoi anagegenneménoi anagegennēmenoi anagegennēménoi anagennesas anagennēsas anagennḗsas
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 313
ἀναγεγεννημένοι — 1 Occ.
ἀναγεννήσας — 1 Occ.
1 Peter 1:3 V-APA-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ ἔλεος ἀναγεννήσας ἡμᾶς εἰς
NAS: mercy has caused us to be born again to a living
KJV: hath begotten us again unto a lively
INT: of him mercy having fathered again us to