2778. kensos
Strong's Concordance
kensos: a poll-tax
Original Word: κῆνσος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kensos
Phonetic Spelling: (kane'-sos)
Definition: to muzzle
Usage: a poll-tax.
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2778 kḗnsos – poll-tax; tribute-money; "literally, 'the current coin of tribute,' which was not paid in Jewish, but rather in Roman money" (WS, 71).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2778: κῆνσος

κῆνσος, κήνσου, , the Latin wordcensus (among the Romans, denoting a register and valuation of property in accordance with which taxes were paid), in the N. T. (as in Cod. Just. 4, 47) the tax or tribute levied on individuals and to be paid yearly (Hesychius κῆνσος. εἶδος νομισματος, ἐπικεφάλαιον, our capitation or poll tax): Matthew 17:25; Matthew 22:17; Mark 12:14; τό νόμισμα τοῦ κήνσου, the coin with which the tax is paid, tribute money, Matthew 22:19.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
tribute, poll tax

Of Latin origin; properly, an enrollment ("census"), i.e. (by implication) a tax -- tribute.

Forms and Transliterations
κηνσον κήνσον κῆνσον κηνσου κήνσου kenson kênson kēnson kē̂nson kensou kēnsou kḗnsou
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 17:25 N-AMS
GRK: τέλη ἢ κῆνσον ἀπὸ τῶν
NAS: or poll-tax, from their sons
KJV: custom or tribute? of their own
INT: custom or tribute from the

Matthew 22:17 N-AMS
GRK: ἔξεστιν δοῦναι κῆνσον Καίσαρι ἢ
NAS: to give a poll-tax to Caesar,
KJV: to give tribute unto Caesar,
INT: Is it lawful to give tribute to Ceasar or

Matthew 22:19 N-GMS
GRK: νόμισμα τοῦ κήνσου οἱ δὲ
NAS: Me the coin [used] for the poll-tax. And they brought
KJV: Shew me the tribute money. And
INT: coin of the tribute and

Mark 12:14 N-AMS
GRK: ἔξεστιν δοῦναι κῆνσον Καίσαρι ἢ
NAS: to pay a poll-tax to Caesar,
KJV: to give tribute to Caesar,
INT: Is it lawful to give tribute to Ceasar or

Strong's Greek 2778
4 Occurrences


κῆνσον — 3 Occ.
κήνσου — 1 Occ.











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