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κεράτιον

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κεράτιον, ου, τό
Greek transliteration: 
keration
Simplified transliteration: 
keration
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2769
GK Number: 
3044
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2c
Gloss: 
carob pod
Definition: 
pr. a little horn; in NT a pod, the pod of the carob tree, or Ceratonia siliqua of Linnaeus, a common tree in the East and the south of Europe, growing to a considerable size, and producing long slender pods, with a pulp of a sweetish taste, and several brown shining seeds like beans, sometimes eaten by the poorer people in Syria and Palestine, and commonly used for fattening swine, Lk. 15:16*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 15:16 He longed to be fed with the pods (keratiōn | κερατίων | gen pl neut) that the pigs were eating, but no one would give him anything.