The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon Strong's Number: 1456 Browse Lexicon Original WordWord Originegkainiaplural of a presumed compound from (1722) and (2537)Transliterated WordTDNT EntryEgkainiaNonePhonetic SpellingParts of Speecheng-kah'-ee-nee-ah Noun Neuter Definition dedication, consecration in particular the annual feast celebrated eight days beginning in the 25th of Chislev (middle of our December), instituted by Judas Maccabaeus [164 BC] in memory of the cleansing of the temple from the pollution of Antiochus Epiphanes NAS Word Usage - Total: 1feast of the Dedication 1 NAS Verse Count John1Total1Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.Bibliography InformationThayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Egkainia". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.