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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Midnight

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1: μεσονύκτιον

(Strong's #3317 — Noun Neuter — mesonuktion — mes-on-ook'-tee-on )

an adjective denoting "at, or of, midnight," is used as a noun in Mark 13:35; Luke 11:5; Acts 16:25; 20:7 .

Note: In Matthew 25:6 "at midnight" translates the adjective mesos, and noun nux, "night," in the combined adverbial phrase. In Acts 27:27 "about midnight" translates an adverbial phrase consisting of kata, "towards," followed by mesos, "middle" and nux, "night," with the article, lit., "towards (the) middle of the night." See MIDST.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Midnight'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/m/midnight.html. 1940.

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