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Entry for Strong's #3341 - μετάνοια

Word Origin:
from (3340)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a change of mind, as it appears to one who repents, of a purpose he has formed or of something he has done
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μετάνοια, ἡ,

I change of mind or heart, repentance, regret, Batr. 70, Th. 3.36, Philem. 198, Plb. 4.66.7, LXX Proverbs 14:15, Aristeas 188, Plu. 2.712c (pl.), etc.; ἀνίατος γὰρ τῶν τοιούτων μ. Antipho 2.4.12; γαμεῖν ὁ μέλλων εἰς μ. ἔρχεται Men. Mon. 91; ἡ εἰς τὸν θεὸν μ. Acts 20:21; μ. ἀπὸ νεκρῶν ἔργων Hebrews 6:1.

II Rhet., afterthought, correction, Rutil. 1.16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 μετάνοια, μετανοίας, (μετανοέω), a change of mind: as it appears in one who repents of a purpose he has formed or of something he has done, Hebrews 12:17 on which see εὑρίσκω, 3 (( Thucydides 3,36, 3); Polybius 4,66, 7; Plutarch, Peric c. 10; mor., p. 26a.; τῆς ἀδελφοκτονιας μετάνοια, Josephus, Antiquities 13,11, 3); especially the change of mind of those who have begun to abhor their errors and misdeeds, and have determined to enter upon a better course of life, so that it embraces both a recognition of sin and sorrow for it and hearty amendment, the tokens and effects of which are good deeds ( Lactantius, 6,24, 6 would have it rendered in Latin by resipiscentia) ( A. V. repentance): Matthew 3:8,11; Luke 3:8, (16 Lachmann); Luke 15:7; Luke 24:47; Acts 26:20; βάπτισμα μετανοίας, a baptism binding its subjects to repentance ( Winer's Grammar, § 30,2 β.), Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 13:24; Acts 19:4; ( εἰς (τόν) Θεόν μετάνοια, Acts 20:21, see μετανοέω, at the end); διδόναι τίνι μετάνοιαν, to give one the ability to repent, or to cause him to repent, Acts 5:31; Acts 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:25; τινα εἰς μετάνοιαν καλεῖν, Luke 5:32, and Rec. in Matthew 9:13; Mark 2:17; ἄγειν, Romans 2:4 ( Josephus, Antiquities 4,6, 10 at the end); ἀνακαινίζειν, Hebrews 6:6; χωρῆσαι εἰς μετάνοιαν, to come to the point of repenting, or be brought to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9 (but see χωρέω, 1at the end); μετάνοια ἀπό νεκρῶν ἔργων, that change of mind by which we turn from, desist from, etc. Hebrews 6:1 ( Buttmann, 322 (277)); used merely of the improved spiritual state resulting from deep sorrow for sin, 2 Corinthians 7:9f ( Sirach 44:16: Wisdom of Solomon 11:24 (23); Wisdom of Solomon 12:10,19>; Or. Man. Prayer of Manasseh 1:7> f ((cf. the Sept. edition Tdf. Prolog., p. 112 f)); Philo, qued det. pot. insid. § 26 at the beginning; Antoninus 8,10; ( Cebes, tab. 10 at the end).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μετάνοια , -οίας ,

(< μετανοέω ),

[in LXX: , ; ; , *;]

after-thought, change of mind, repentance: ; of repentance from sin, ; ; ; , , ; βάπτισμα (q.v.) μετανοίας , , , ; ; ἡ εἰς θεὸν ; μ . ἀπὸ νεκρῶν ἔργων , ; εἰς μ . καλεῖν , ; id. ἄγειν , ; ἀνακαινίζειν , ; εἰς μ . χωρῆσαι , ; μ . δοῦναι , ; , .





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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

BGU I. 180.23 (A.D. 172) ( = Chrest. I. p. 472) [ν ]θρ [ω ]πος πρεσβύ [τη ]ς καὶ μόνος τυγχ [άν ]ων, ib, II. 385.4 (ii/iii A.D.) γεινώσκειν σε θέλω, ὅτι μόνη ἰμὶ ε ̣̓γ ̣ω ̣—a touching letter of a daughter to her father, P Meyer 20.44 (1st half iii/A.D.) μίαν σου ε ̣̓[π ]ι ̣[σ ]τολὴν ἐκομισάμην μόνην, P Oxy X. 1298.6 (iv/A.D.) ἐγὼ μόνος (l. μόνον ?) πάνυ ἐμαυτὸν τηρῶν ὑπὲρ τὸν ἀσφαλήν, ";I have been keeping myself quite alone beyond the point of safety"; (Edd.), and ib..9 σὲ γὰρ μόνον ἔχω μάρτυρα, ";for I have only you to witness"; (Edd.). For neut. μόνον as an adv. cf. P Eleph 13.4 (B.C. 223–2) ὁ δὲ ἐπήινει μόνον, ἐπέταξεν δ᾽ οὐθέν : cf. the letter of a father to his son, P Oxy III. 531.11 (ii/A.D.) τοῖς βιβλίοις σου αὐτὸ μόνον πρόσεχ [ε ] φιλολογῶν καὶ ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν ὄνησιν ἕξεις, ";give your undivided attention to your books, devoting yourself to learning, and then they will bring you profit"; (Edd.). For the common phrase οὐ μόνον, ἀλλὰ καί cf. P Ryl II. 116.14 (A.D. 194) οὐ μόνον ἐξύβρισαν ἀλλὰ καὶ τὴν ἐσθῆτά μου περιέσχισαν, ";not only abused me but tore my garments,"; ib. 243.4 (ii/A.D.) οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀηδῶς ἔχις δ ̣ι ̣ ̣ τ ̣ὴν λιψυδρίαν, τοῦτο οὐ μόνον ἡμεῖν γενάμενον ἀλλὰ καὶ πολλοῖς, ";we know that you are distressed about the deficiency of water; this has happened not to us only but to many"; (Edd.) For κατὰ μόνας, as in Mark 4:10 al., cf. Menander Fragm. p. 46 καὶ νῦν ὑπὲρ τούτων συνάγουσι κατὰ μόνας, ";they are having a private party,"; and Menandrea p. 38.518. The phrase is written as one word in BGU III. 813.15 (ii/A.D.), as read in Archiv ii. p. 97. MGr μόνος, ";alone"; : μονός, ";simple,"; ";single.";


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