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Strong's #3024 - λήθη

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  1. forgetfulness
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Strong #: 4604 ‑ מַעַל (mah'‑al);  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  7911 ‑ שָׁכֵחַ (shaw‑kakh', shaw‑kay'‑akh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. λάθα, ἡ,

I forgetting, forgetfulness, personified in Hes. Th. 227; μηδέ σε λήθη αἱρείτω Il. 2.33; [ Περσεφόνη] βροτοῖς παρέχει λήθην, βλάπτουσα νόοιο Thgn. 705; κακοῦ λ. S. Ph. 878, cf. E. Ba. 282, Or. 213; λήθην ποιεύμενος τά μιν ἐόργεε forgetting.., Hdt. 1.127; λ. ποιεῖν τινος S. Fr. 259; Λήθην.. κωφήν, ἄναυδον Id. Fr. 670; χρόνος πάντα.. ἐς λ. ἄγει Id. Fr. 954; τῶν ἰδίων λ. λαβών Timocl. 6.5, cf. Phld. Rh. 1.254 S.; τῶν αὑτοῦ κακῶν ἐπάγεσθαι λ. Men. 467; παρέχειν Pl. Phdr. 275a; ἐμποιεῖν Id. Phlb. 63e; λήθην ἐμποιῆσαι τῶν πεπραγμένων Isoc. 1.8; εἰς λήθην ἐμβαλεῖν τινα Aeschin. 3.205; λήθη λαμβάνει, ἔχει τινά, Th. 2.49, D. 18.283; λήθη τινὸς ἐγγίγνεταί τινι X. Mem. 1.2.21; εἰς λ. ἀφιγμένα forgotten, Phld. Ir. p.19 W.

II after Hom., of a place of oblivion in the lower world, Λήθης δόμοι Simon. 184.6; τὸ Λήθης πεδίον Ar. Ra. 186; τὸ τῆς Λ. π. Pl. R. 621a, D.H. 8.52; Λ. ὕδωρ Luc. DMort. 13.6, Paus. 9.39.8, Aesop. 168; also, ὁ τῆς Λήθης ποταμός, of the river Λιμαίας in Lusitania, Str. 3.3.4, 5, cf. App. Hisp. 73 (71). (Λήθη as pr. n. of a river is not found.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λήθη, λήθης, (λήθω to escape notice, λήθομαι to forget) (from Homer down), forgetfulness: λήθην τίνος λαβεῖν (see λαμβάνω, I. 6), 2 Peter 1:9.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λήθη , -ης ,

(< λήθω = λανθάνω ),

[in LXX: Leviticus 5:15 (H4604), Wisdom of Solomon 16:11, Sirach 14:7, al.;]

forgetfulness: λ . λαβεῖν (on the phrase, v. Mayor, in l): 2 Peter 1:9.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With 2 Peter 1:9 we may compare Vett. Val. p. 242.4 ἡ δὲ διάνοια. . . ἄλλοτε ἀλλαχοῦ πηδῶσα τὴν πρώτην λήθην ἀναλαμβάνει. The word survives in MGr.


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List of Word Forms
λήθη ληθην λήθην λήμμα λήμματα λήμματος λημμάτων lethen lēthēn lḗthen lḗthēn