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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3466 - μυστήριον

Transliteration:
mystḗrion
Phonetics:
moos-tay'-ree-on  
Word Origin:
from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Neuter
TDNT:
4:802,615
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. hidden thing, secret, mystery
    1. generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals
    2. a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding
    3. a hidden purpose or counsel
      1. secret will 1c
    4. of men 1c
    5. of God: the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly
  2. in rabbinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense
    1. of an OT saying
    2. of an image or form seen in a vision
    3. of a dream
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7328 ‑ רָז (rawz);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μυστήρι-ον, τό, (μύστης, μυέω)

I

1. mystery or secret rite: mostly in pl., τὰ μ. the mysteries, first in Heraclit. 14, cf. Hdt. 2.51 (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), etc.; esp. those of Demeter at Eleusis, A. Fr. 479, S. Fr. 804, E. Supp. 173, Ar. Ra. 887, etc.; μυστηρίοις τοῖς μείζοσιν, τοῖς ὀλείζοσιν μ., IG 12.6.93,96; but usu., τὰ μεγάλα, τὰ μικρὰ μ., Sch. Ar. Pl. 846, cf. IG 12.313.144, 22.1672.4, Pl. Grg. 497c, etc.; πρὸ τῶν μεγάλων μ. τὰ μικρὰ παραδοτέον Iamb. Protr. 2; ἀπιέναι πρὸ τῶν μ., i.e. before you have reached the heart of the matter, Pl. Men. 76e; τὰ τῆς θεοῦ (sc. Μεγάλης Μητρὸς) μ. OGI 540.21 (Pessinus, i A.D.); οἱ θεοὶ οἷς τὰ μ. ἐπιτελεῖται IG 5(1).1390.2 (Andania, i B.C.); τὰ μ. ποιεῖν And. 1.11, Lys. 14.42, cf. Th. 6.28 (Pass.); μ. ἐρεῖν And.l.c.: later in sg., PMag.Leid.W. 3.42 (ii/iii A.D.).

2. mystic implements and ornaments, σεμνὰ στεμμάτων μυστήρια E. Supp. 470; esp. properties, such as were carried to Eleusis at the celebration of the mysteries, ὄνος ἄγω μυστήρια, prov. of an over-loaded beast, Ar. Ra. 159. later, object used in magical rites, talisman, δότε πνεῦμα τῷ ὑπ' ἐμοῦ κατεσκευασμένῳ μ. PMag.Leid.V. 10.19 (iii/iv A.D.).

3. metaph., ὕπνος, τὰ μικρὰ τοῦ θανάτου μ. Mnesim. 11; τῆς Ῥωμαίων ἀρχῆς σεμνὸν μ., of the military sacramentum, Hdn. 8.7.4: generally, mystery, secret, Pl. Tht. 156a; μυστήριόν σου μὴ κατείπῃς τῷ φίλῳ Men. 695, cf. LXX Si. 27.16, To. 12.7; προσήγγειλε τὰ μ. τοῖς πολεμίοις ib. 2 Maccabees 13:21; μυστήρια βίου Sor. 1.3; τοὐμὸν τὸ μ. [the remedy] is my secret, Aret. CD 2.7: hence, of a medicine, Gal. 13.96, Alex.Trall. 5.4.

4. secret revealed by God, i.e. religious or mystical truth, Corp. Herm. 1.16, etc.; τὰ μ. τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν Matthew 13:11; πνεύματι λαλεῖν μυστήρια 1 Corinthians 14:2; τὸ μ. τῆς ἀνομίας the mystery of iniquity, 2 Thessalonians 2:7; τὸν Ἀντιπάτρου βίον οὐκ ἂν ἁμάρτοιτις εἰπὼν κακίας μ. J. BJ 1.24.1; esp. of the Gospel or parts of it, τὸ μ. τοῦ εὐαγγελίου Ephesians 6:19; cf. Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:26, al.; symbol, τὸ μ. τῶν ἑπτὰ ἀστέρων Revelation 1:20; cf. Revelation 17:7.

5. σύνηθές τι μ. some vulgar superstition, Sor. 1.4.

II Dionysius the tyrant called mouse-holes μυστήρια (μῦς, τηρεῖν), Ath. 3.98d.

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μυστηρια μυστήρια μυστηριον μυστήριον μυστηριου μυστηρίου μυστηριω μυστηρίω μυστηρίῳ μυστηριων μυστηρίων musteria mustēria musterio mustēriō musterion mustērion mustēriōn musteriou mustēriou mysteria mystēria mystḗria mysterio mystēriō mysteríoi mystēríōi mysterion mysteríon mystērion mystēriōn mystēríōn mystḗrion mysteriou mysteríou mystēriou mystēríou
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