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Strong's #5039 - τεκμήριον

from a presumed derivative of tekmar (a goal or fixed limit)
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  1. that from which something is surely and plainly known
  2. on indubitable evidence, a proof
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Acts 2
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Acts 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τεκμήρι-ον, τό,


= cross τέκμαρ 11 (cf. Arist. Rh. 1357b8, 9),

a sure sign or token, Hdt. 2.13, 9.100, etc.; τεκμηρίοισιν ἐξ οἰμωγμάτων A. Ag. 1366; καὶ μὴν στίβοι γε, δεύτερον τ. Id. Ch. 205; θανόντος πίστ' ἔχων τ. S. El. 774; ἐμφανῆ τ. ib. 1109; ἀσφαλὲς τ. E. Rh. 94; ταῦτα δὴ πάντα τ. ὅτι.. Hp. VM 8: Medic., a sure symptom, Id. Prog. 25, Sor. 1.33, Gal. 18(2).306.

2. simply sign, symbol, τοῦ φιλαποδήμου Sor. Vit.Hippocr. 12.

II proof (properly of an argumentative kind, opp. direct evidence, Isa 4.12, 8.6), A. Eu. 485, Pl. Tht. 158b, al.; opp. τὰ εἰκότα, Antipho 2.4.10; but οὐκ εἰκότα τ. Id. 4.4.2; τ. δίκαιον Id. 1.10; τ. τινός proof of a thing, A. Eu. 662, Ar. Av. 482, etc.; τ. δὲ τοῦδε τὸν Ὅμηρον λαβέ (i.e. the case of Homer) Philem. 97.5; also τ. περὶ τῶν μελλόντων And. 3.2, cf. Pl. Tht. 185b; τ. τινὸς δοῦναι, παρασχέσθαι, A. Pr. 826, X. Ages. 6.1; λέξω A. Eu. 447; δείξω, ἐπιδείξω, ἀποδεῖξαι, ib. 662, Supp. 53 (lyr.), Pl. Tht. 158b; τ. ἀποφαίνειν περὶ σοφίας Id. Hp.Ma. 283a; ἔχειν A. Supp. 271.

2. τεκμήριον δέ as an independent clause, now the proof of it is this (which follows), take this as a proof, Th. 2.39, D. 20.10, etc.; more fully, τ. δέ μοι τούτου τόδε· αἱ μὲν γὰρ φαίνονται κτλ. Hdt. 2.58; τ. δὲ τούτου καὶ τόδε· παρὰ μὲν Κύρου κτλ. X. An. 1.9.29; χρῆσθαι τεκμηρίῳ ὅτι.. (ὅτι introducing the reason, not the fact) And. 1.24, cf. Lys. 30.15.

3. in the Logic of Aristotle, demonstrative proof, opp. to the fallible σημεῖον and εἰκός, APr. 70b2, Rh. 1357b4, 1402b19, cf. Phld. Rh. 1.369 S.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τεκμήριον, τεκμηριου, τό (from τεκμαίρω to show or prove by sure signs; from τέκμαρ a sign), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, that from which something is surely and plainly known; an indubitable evidence, a proof (Hesychius τεκμήριον. σημεῖον ἀληθές): Acts 1:3 (Wis. 5:11; 3Macc. 3:24).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** τεκμήριον , -ου , τό

(< τέκμαρ , a mark, sign),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 5:4; Wisdom of Solomon 19:13, 3 Maccabees 3:24 *;]

a sure sign, a positive proof: Acts 1:1-26 (for exx., v. MM, xxiv).†

SYN.: ἔνδειγμα G1730, q.v.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
τεκμηριοις τεκμηρίοις tekmeriois tekmeríois tekmēriois tekmēríois
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