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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2583 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
kanonfrom kane (a straight reed, i.e. rod)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
kan-ohn' Noun Masculine
  1. a rod or straight piece of rounded wood to which any thing is fastened to keep it straight
    1. used for various purposes
      1. a measuring rod, rule
      2. a carpenter's line or measuring tape
      3. the measure of a leap, as in the Olympic games
  2. a definitely bounded or fixed space within the limits of which one's power of influence is confined
    1. the province assigned one
    2. one's sphere of activity
  3. metaph. any rule or standard, a principle or law of investigating, judging, living, acting
NAS Word Usage - Total: 4
rule 1, sphere 3
NAS Verse Count
2 Corinthians3

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 Kanon". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.

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