Kana: Cana, a city in GalileeOriginal Word: Κανᾶ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Phonetic Spelling: (kan-ah')
Short Definition: Cana
Definition: Cana, a town in Galilee.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of Hebrew origin
Cana, a city in Galilee
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2580: Κανά
Κανά (Κανά WH; cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 103; Winer's Grammar, § 6, 1 m.), ἡ (Buttmann, 21 (19)), Cana, indeclinable (Winer's Grammar, 61 (60); but dative Κανά Rec.st in John 2:1, 11), proper name of a village of Galilee about three hours distant from Nazareth toward the northwest, surviving at present in a place (partly uninhabited and partly ruinous) called Kana el-Jelil; cf. Robinson, Biblical Researches, ii. 346f; also his Later Biblical Researches, p. 108; cf. Ewald, Gesch. Christus as above with, p. 147 (1st edition); Rüetschi in Herzog vii. 234; (Porter in Alex.'s Kitto under the word. Several recent writers are inclined to reopen the question of the identification of Cana; see e. g. B. D. American edition under the word; Zeller, in Quart. Statem. of Palest. Expl. Fund, No. iii., p. 71f; Arnaud, Palestine, p. 412f; Conder, Tent Work etc. i. 150f) John 2:1, 11; John 4:46; John 21:2.
STRONGS NT 2580a: ΚαναναῖοςΚαναναῖος L T Tr WH in Matthew 10:4 and Mark 3:18 (for R G Κανανίτης, which see); according to the interpretation of Bleek (Erklär. d. drei ersten Evv. i., p. 417), et al. a native of Cana (see Κανά); but then it ought to be written Καναιος. The reading Καναναῖος seems to be a clerical error occasioned by the preceding Θαδδαῖος (or Λεββαῖος); cf. Fritzsche on Matthew 10:4. (But (αιος is a common ending of the Grecized form of names of sects (cf. Ἀσσιδαιος, Φαρισαῖος, Σαδδουκαῖος, Ἐσσαιος). Hence, the word is probably derived from the Aramaic קַנְאָן (see next word) and corresponds to ζηλωτής, which see (cf. Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). See Lightfoot Fresh Revision etc., p. 138f.) Of Hebrew origin (compare Qanah); Cana, a place in Palestine -- Cana. see HEBREW Qanah
Of Hebrew origin (compare Qanah); Cana, a place in Palestine -- Cana.
see HEBREW Qanah
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2580
Κανὰ — 4 Occ.
John 2:1 N
GRK: ἐγένετο ἐν Κανὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας
NAS: there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee,
KJV: a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and
INT: took place in Cana of Galilee