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Strong's #1265 - διαμένω

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  1. to stay permanently, remain permanently, continue
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3320 ‑ יָצַב (yaw‑tsab');  3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  5123 ‑ נוּם (noom);  5324 ‑ נָצַב (naw‑tsab');  5425 ‑ נָתַר (naw‑thar');  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  
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Luke 2
Galatians 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -μενῶ Epich. [265] (prob.), Men. Epit. 513: aor. -έμεινα D. 4.15: pf. -μεμένηκα Plb. 3.55.1: continue, persist, of disease, τοῖσι παιδίοισι Hp. Aph. 3.28; διαμένει ἔτι καὶ νῦν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ἡ πολυδωρία X. Cyr. 8.2.7: abs., keep, of seeds, Thphr. HP 7.5.5; persevere, ἐν τῇ ἕξει Pl. Prt. 344b; ἐπὶ τῇ διατριβῇ X. Ap. 30; δ. ἐν ἑαυτῷ maintain his purpose, Plb. 10.40.6: c. dat., τῇ φιλίᾳ D.S. 14.48 codd.: abs., hold out, D. 21.216; δ. δως.. Id. 4.15; παρθένος δ. D.S. 4.16; to last, remain, live on, Epich. l.c.; endure, be strong, Isoc. 8.51; of form, colour, and the like, ταὐτὸν δ. continue the same, be permanent, Alex. 34; χρῶμα διαμένον Nicol. 1.28, cf. Antiph. 232.2: c. part., δ. λέγων D. 8.71; δ. ὅμοιοι ὄντες Arist. EN 1159b8: c. inf., continue to.., D.H. 1.23.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαμένω; (imperfect διεμενον); 2 person singular future διαμένεις (Hebrews 1:11 Knapp, Bleek, others, for Rec. (G L T Tr WH others) διαμένεις); 1 aorist διεμεινα; perfect διαμεμένηκα; to stay permanently, remain permanently, continue, (cf. perdure; διά, C. 2) (Philo de gigant. § 7 πνεῦμα θεῖον μένειν δυνατόν ἐν ψυχή, διαμενεῖν δέ ἀδύνατον): Galatians 2:5; opposed to ἀπόλλυμαι, Hebrews 1:11 from Psalm 101:27 (); with an adjective or adverb added denoting the condition: διεμεινε κωφός, Luke 1:22; οὕτω, as they are, 2 Peter 3:4; to perservere: ἐν τίνι, Luke 22:28. (Xenophon, Plato, and subsequent writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -μένω ,

[in LXX for H5975, etc.;]

to remain, continue: Luke 1:22; Luke 22:28, Galatians 2:5, Hebrews 1:11 (LXX), 2 Peter 3:4.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt I. 27.40 (B.C. 113) ἐν τῆι αὐτῆι ταλαιπωρίαι διαμένεις οὐδαμῶς τὰ κατὰ τὸ δέον (pap. δειον) κεχειρισμένα διωρθωμένος, ";you still continue in the same miserable course with no improvement whatever in your improper procedure"; (Edd.), P Oxy II. 237viii. 40 (A.D. 186) ἵνα ] δ᾽ [ο ] ̣ν β ̣[εβ ]α ̣ία τε καὶ εἰς ἅπαν διαμένῃ τῶν διαστρωμάτων ἡ χρῆσεις, ";in order that the use of the abstracts may become secure and permanent"; (Edd.), P Fay 135.10 (iv/A.D.) σπούδασον πληρῶσαι ἵνα ἡ φιλία διαμίνῃ μ ̣ε ̣τ᾽ ἀλλήλων, ";make haste to pay, in order that we may remain on good terms with each other"; (Edd.), and from the inscrr. Syll 194.31 (B.C. 286–5) διὰ τοῦ ἔμπροσθεν χρ ]όνου διαμε ̣μενηκότας αὐ [τῶι, ib. 520.9 (B.C. 281–0) διέμει [ναν ] πάντες εὐτακτ [οῦντες καὶ πε ]ιθόμενοι τοῖς τε νόμο [ις κα ]ὶ τῶι κοσμητε [. For the subst. we may cite the common formula of a vow for the Emperor’s salvation, as BGU II. 362iv. 12 (A.D. 215) ὑπὲρ σωτηριῶν καὶ αἰω [νίου ] διαμο [νῆ ]ς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Αὐτοκρά [τορος ] Σεουή [ρου Ἀ ]ντωνίνου, and a corresponding inscr. from Saghir, the religious centre of the Imperial estates near Pisidian Antioch—ὑπὲρ τῆς Κυ ]ρίων τύχης καὶ [νί ]κης καὶ αἰωνίου διαμονῆς καὶ τοῦ σύνπαντος αὐτοῦ οἴκου σωτηρίας ἀνέστησαν Ξένοι Τεκμορεῖοι Τύχην χάλκεον, ";for the fortune and victory and eternal continuance of our Lords and the salvation of his whole household the (association of coloni called) ‘Guest-friends of the Symbol’ dedicated a bronze (statue of) Fortune"; (Ramsay Studies in the Eastern Roman Provinces, p. 333 f., and Recent Discovery, p. 193 f.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
διαμεινη διαμείνη διαμείνῃ διαμεμενηκοτες διαμεμενηκότες διαμενει διαμενεί διαμένει διαμενεις διαμένεις διαμενούσι διαμένων διέμενε διεμενεν διέμενεν diameine diameinē diameínei diameínēi diamemenekotes diamemenekótes diamemenēkotes diamemenēkótes diamenei diaménei diameneis diaméneis diemenen diémenen
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