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Kingdom Hearts 2

What is the Biblical name for adopted son that is similar to 'techna'?

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November 30, 2008 3:20AM

υἱοθεσία (uihothesia) is probably the word you're looking for. It means, literally, 'to place as a son.'

τεκνίον (technion) is the koiné word that is generally translated as 'child.' παιδίον (paidion) is generally applied to small children or babies. The traditional word for 'son' is υἱός (uihos).