2191. echidna
Strong's Concordance
echidna: a viper
Original Word: ἔχιδνα, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: echidna
Phonetic Spelling: (ekh'-id-nah)
Definition: a viper
Usage: a serpent, snake, viper.
HELPS Word-studies

2191 éxidna – properly, a poisonous snake; (figuratively) incisive words that deliver deadly venom, with the use of blasphemy. This switches the bitter for the sweet, light for darkness, etc. 2191/exidna ("viper") then suggests the venomous desire to reverse what is true for what is false.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from echis (a viper, adder)
a viper
NASB Translation
viper (1), vipers (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2191: ἔχιδνα

ἔχιδνα, ἐχιδνης, , a viper: Acts 28:3 (Hesiod, Herodotus, Tragg., Aristophanes, Plato, others); γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν offspring of vipers (anguigenae, Ovid, metam. 3,531), addressed to cunning, malignant, wicked men: Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33; Luke 3:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of uncertain origin; an adder or other poisonous snake (literally or figuratively) -- viper.

Forms and Transliterations
εχιδνα έχιδνα ἔχιδνα εχιδνων εχιδνών ἐχιδνῶν εχίνοι εχίνος εχίνους echidna échidna echidnon echidnôn echidnōn echidnō̂n
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 3:7 N-GFP
GRK: αὐτοῖς Γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν τίς ὑπέδειξεν
NAS: to them, You brood of vipers, who
KJV: O generation of vipers, who
INT: to them Brood of vipers who forewarned

Matthew 12:34 N-GFP
GRK: γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν πῶς δύνασθε
NAS: You brood of vipers, how can
KJV: O generation of vipers, how can ye,
INT: Offspring of vipers how are you able

Matthew 23:33 N-GFP
GRK: ὄφεις γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν πῶς φύγητε
NAS: you brood of vipers, how
KJV: [ye] generation of vipers, how
INT: [You] serpents offspring of vipers how shall you escape

Luke 3:7 N-GFP
GRK: αὐτοῦ Γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν τίς ὑπέδειξεν
NAS: by him, You brood of vipers, who
KJV: O generation of vipers, who
INT: him Offspring of vipers who forwarned

Acts 28:3 N-NFS
GRK: τὴν πυράν ἔχιδνα ἀπὸ τῆς
NAS: them on the fire, a viper came
KJV: there came a viper out of
INT: the fire a viper out of the

Strong's Greek 2191
5 Occurrences

ἔχιδνα — 1 Occ.
ἐχιδνῶν — 4 Occ.

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