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Strong's #282 - ἀμήτωρ

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G3384)
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masculine noun
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  1. born without a mother
  2. bereft of a mother
  3. born of a base or unknown mother
  4. unmotherly, not worthy of the name of mother
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμήτωρ, ορος,

I motherless, Hdt. 4.154, E. Ion 109, Id. ap. Phot. p.91 R.; of Melchizedek, Hebrews 7:3 : of the number 7, Hierocl. in CA 20p.465M., cf. Ph. 1.24; but ἡ μονὰς ἀ. Gal. 9.934.

II that is no mother, unmotherly, μήτηρ ἀμήτωρ S. El. 1154; of dam mounted by her foal, Opp. C. 1.261; childless, Epigr.Gr. 365 (Cotiaeum).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀμήτωρ, (ορος, , (μήτηρ), without a mother, motherless; in Greek writings:

1. born without a mother, e. g. Minerva, Euripides, Phoen. 666f, others; God himself, inasmuch as he is without origin, Lactantius, instt. 4, 13, 2.

2. bereft of a mother, Herodotus 4, 154, elsewhere.

3. born of a base or unknown mother, Euripides, Ion 109 cf. 837.

4. unmotherly, unworthy of the name of mother: μήτηρ ἀμήτωρ, Sophocles El. 1154. Cf. Bleek on Heb. vol. ii., 2, p. 305ff

5. in a significance unused by the Greeks, 'whose mother is not recorded in the genealogy': of Melchizedek, Hebrews 7:3; (of Sarah by Philo in de temul. § 14, and rer. div. haer. § 12; (cf. Bleek as above)); cf. the classic ἀνολυμπιάς.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀμήτωρ , -ορος , ,

(< μήτηρ ), without a mother (freq. in Gk. writers of the gods): ἀπάτωρ ἀ .,

of one without recorded genealogy, Hebrews 7:3 (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.).

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

ἀμήτωρ does not happen to occur in our documents. For its connotation in Hebrews 7:3 see ἀπάτωρ, and note Grimm’s citations from Philo : the evidence is quite sufficient to dispose of Grimm’s own note that the signification is ";unused by the Greeks."; For the word cf. also the line from Euripides (drama unknown) cited by Wilamowitz Sitz. d. Berl. Ak., 1907, p. 7—Ἄφιδνε, γαίας υἱὲ τῆς ἀμήτορος.


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
αμητωρ αμήτωρ ἀμήτωρ ametor amētōr amḗtor amḗtōr
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