The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 1456 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
egkainiaplural of a presumed compound from (1722) and (2537)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
eng-kah'-ee-nee-ah Noun Neuter
  1. dedication, consecration
    1. 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: 1
feast of the Dedication 1
NAS Verse Count

Greek 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 Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Egkainia". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.