Word Summary
arrabōn: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
Original Word: ἀρραβών
Transliteration: arrabōn
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-hrab-ohn')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
Meaning: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
Strong's Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (arabown); a pledge, i.e. Part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest -- earnest.

see HEBREW arabown

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 728: ἀραβών

[ἀραβών Tdf., see ἀρραβών.]

STRONGS NT 728: ἀρραβώνἀρραβών (Tdf. ἀραβών: 2 Corinthians 1:22 (to Lachmann); (but not in Ephesians 1:14), see his Proleg., p. 80; WHs Appendix, p. 148; cf. Winers Grammar, 48 (47f); Buttmann, 32 (28f), cf. Rho), ἀρραβωνος, (Hebrew עֵרָבון Genesis 38:17f, 20; from עָרַב to pledge; a word which seems to have passed from the Phoenicians to the Greeks, and thence into Latin), an earnest, i. e. money which in purchases is given as a pledge that the full amount will subsequently be paid (Suidas under the word ἀραβών), (cf. (obs. English earlespenny; caution-money), German Kaufschilling,Haftpfennig): 2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Corinthians 5:5, τόν ἀρραβῶνα τοῦ πνεύματος i. e. τό πνεῦμα ὡς ἀρραβῶνα namely, τῆς κληρονομίας, as is expressed in full in Ephesians 1:14 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 59, 8 a.; Buttmann, 78 (68)); for the gift of the Holy Spirit, comprising as it does the δυνάμεις τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος (Hebrews 6:5), is both a foretaste and a pledge of future blessedness; cf. under the word ἀπαρχή, c. (B. D. under the word .) (Isaeus, 8, 23 (p. 210, Reiske edition); Aristotle, pol. 1, 4, 5 (p. 1259{a}, 12); others.)