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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Remember, Remembrance, Reminded

A — 1: μιμνῄσκομαι

(Strong's #3403 — Verb — mimnesko — mim-nace'-ko )

from the older form mnaomai, in the Active Voice signifies "to remind;" in the Middle Voice, "to remind oneself of," hence, "to remember, to be mindful of;" the later form is found only in the present tense, in Hebrews 2:6 , "are mindful of," and Hebrews 13:3 , "remember;" the perfect tense in 1 Corinthians 11:2; 2 Timothy 1:4 (RV, "remembering," AV, "being mindful of"), is used with a present meaning. RV variations from the AV are, in Luke 1:54 , RV, "that He might remember" (AV, "in remembrance of"); 2 Peter 3:2 , "remember" (AV, "be mindful of"); Revelation 16:19 (Passive Voice), "was remembered" (AV, "came in rememberance"). The Passive Voice is used also in Acts 10:31 , AV and RV, "are had in remembrance." See MINDFUL OF (to be).

A — 2: μνημονεύω

(Strong's #3421 — Verb — mnemoneuo — mnay-mon-yoo'-o )

signifies "to call to mind, remember;" it is used absolutely in Mark 8:18; everywhere else it has an object, (a) persons, Luke 17:32; Galatians 2:10; 2 Timothy 2:8 , where the RV rightly has "remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead;" Paul was not reminding Timothy (nor did he need to) that Christ was raised from the dead (AV), what was needful for him was to "remember" (to keep in mind) the One who rose, the Source and Supplier of all his requirements; (b) things, e.g., Matthew 16:9; John 15:20; 16:21; Acts 20:35; Colossians 4:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:9; Hebrews 11:15 , "had been mindful of;" Hebrews 13:7; Revelation 18:5; (c) a clause, representing a circumstance, etc., John 16:4; Acts 20:31; Ephesians 2:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:5; Revelation 2:5; 3:3; in Hebrews 11:22 it signifies "to make mention of." See MENTION.

A — 3: ἀναμιμνῄσκω

(Strong's #363 — Verb — anamimnesko — an-am-im-nace'-ko )

ana, "back," and No. 1, signifies in the Active Voice "to remind, call to one's mind," 1 Corinthians 4:17 , "put (AV, bring) ... into remembrance;" so 2 Timothy 1:6; in the Passive Voice, "to remember, call to (one's own) mind," Mark 11:21 , "calling to remembrance;" Mark 14:72 , "called to mind;" 2 Corinthians 7:15 , "remembereth;" Hebrews 10:32 , "call to remembrance."

A — 4: ὑπομιμνῄσκω

(Strong's #5279 — Verb — hupomimnesko — hoop-om-im-nace'-ko )

signifies "to cause one to remember, put one in mind of" (hupo, "under," often implying suggestion, and No. 1), John 14:26 , "shall ... bring ... to (your) remembrance;" 2 Timothy 2:14 , "put ... in remembrance;" Titus 3:1 , "put ... in mind;" 3 John 1:10 , RV, "I will bring to remembrance" (AV, "I will remember"); Jude 1:5 , "to put ... in remembrance." In Luke 22:61 it is used in the Passive Voice, "(Peter) remembered," lit., "was put in mind."

A — 5: ἐπαναμιμνῄσκω

(Strong's #1878 — Verb — epanamimnesko — ep-an-ah-mim-nace'-ko )

"to remind again" (epi, "upon," and No. 3), is used in Romans 15:15 , RV, "putting (you) again in remembrance," AV, "putting (you) in mind." See MIND.

Note: In 1 Timothy 4:6 , AV, hupotithemi, "to lay under, to suggest," is translated "put ... in remembrance" (RV, "put ... in mind"). See MIND.

B — 1: ἀνάμνησις

(Strong's #364 — Noun Feminine — anamnesis — an-am'-nay-sis )

"a remembrance" (ana, "up," or "again," and A, No. 1), is used (a) in Christ's command in the institution of the Lord's Supper, Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24,25 , not "in memory of" but in an affectionate calling of the Person Himself to mind; (b) of the "remembrance" of sins, Hebrews 10:3 , RV, "a remembrance" (AV, "a remembrance again;" but the prefix ana does not here signify "again"); what is indicated, in regard to the sacrifices under the Law; is not simply an external bringing to "remembrance," but an awakening of mind. In the Sept., Leviticus 24:7; Numbers 10:10; Psalm 38:1; 70:1 , Titles.

B — 2: ὑπόμνησις

(Strong's #5280 — Noun Feminine — hupomnesis — hoop-om'-nay-sis )

denotes "a reminding, a reminder;" in 2 Timothy 1:5 it is used with lambano, "to receive," lit., "having received a reminder," RV, "having been reminded" (AV, "when I call to remembrance"); in 2 Peter 1:13; 3:1 , "remembrance."

Note: A distinction has been drawn between Nos. 1 and 2, in that anamnesis indicates an unassisted recalling, hupomnesis, a "remembrance" prompted by another.

B — 3: μνεία

(Strong's #3417 — Noun Feminine — mneia — mni'-ah )

denotes "a rembrance," or "a mention." See MENTION.

B — 4: μνήμη

(Strong's #3420 — Noun Feminine — mneme — mnay'-may )

denotes "a memory" (akin to mnaomai, A, No. 1), "remembrance, mention," 2 Peter 1:15 , "remembrance;" here, however, it is used with poieo, "to make" (Middle Voice), and some suggest that the meaning is "to make mention."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Remember, Remembrance, Reminded'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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