1103. gnésios
Strong's Concordance
gnésios: lawfully begotten, genuine
Original Word: γνήσιος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: gnésios
Phonetic Spelling: (gnay'-see-os)
Definition: lawfully begotten, genuine
Usage: (lit: born in wedlock), hence: real, true, genuine; with definite article: the true, genuine element.
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1103 gnḗsios (from 1085/genos, "offspring, birth") – properly, true to origin (proper beginning); (figuratively) "dear" because authentic (totally legitimate); genuine, demonstrably valid; sincere because traceable as legitimate.

[Originally, 1103 (gnḗsios) referred to children born from a legitimate marriage – properly, "lawfully begotten, born in wedlock" (Abbott-Smith). It came to mean real – especially in an affectionate, endearing sense (i.e. "truly," "real," "genuine").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ginomai
lawfully begotten, genuine
NASB Translation
sincerity (1), true (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1103: γνήσιος

γνήσιος, γνησια, γνήσιον (by syncope for γενησιος from γίνομαι, γένομαι (cf. Curtius, § 128)), legitimately born, not spurious; genuine, true, sincere: Philippians 4:3; 1 Timothy 1:2; Titus 1:4; τό τῆς ἀγάπης γνήσιον equivalent to τήν γνησιοτητα (A. V. (the sincerity), 2 Corinthians 8:8. (From Homer down.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
genuine, true, legitimate

From the same as genesia; legitimate (of birth), i.e. Genuine -- own, sincerity, true.

see GREEK genesia

Forms and Transliterations
γνησιε γνήσιε γνησιον γνήσιον γνησιω γνησίω γνησίῳ gnesie gnēsie gnḗsie gnesio gnēsiō gnesíoi gnēsíōi gnesion gnēsion gnḗsion
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 8:8 Adj-ANS
GRK: ὑμετέρας ἀγάπης γνήσιον δοκιμάζων
NAS: of others the sincerity of your love
KJV: to prove the sincerity of your
INT: of your love genuineness proving

Philippians 4:3 Adj-VMS
GRK: καὶ σέ γνήσιε σύζυγε συλλαμβάνου
NAS: Indeed, true companion, I ask
KJV: thee also, true yokefellow, help
INT: also you true yoke-fellow help

1 Timothy 1:2 Adj-DNS
GRK: Τιμοθέῳ γνησίῳ τέκνῳ ἐν
NAS: To Timothy, [my] TRUE child
KJV: Unto Timothy, [my] own son in
INT: to Timothy [my] true child in

Titus 1:4 Adj-DNS
GRK: Τίτῳ γνησίῳ τέκνῳ κατὰ
NAS: To Titus, my TRUE child in a common
KJV: To Titus, [mine] own son after
INT: to Titus [my] true child according to

Strong's Greek 1103
4 Occurrences

γνήσιε — 1 Occ.
γνησίῳ — 2 Occ.
γνήσιον — 1 Occ.

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