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Strong's #3040 - λιμήν

Root Word (Etymology)
apparently a root word
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a harbour, haven
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Strong #: 4231 ‑ מָחוֹז (maw‑khoze');  
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KJV (3)
Acts 3
NAS (2)
Acts 2
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Acts 3
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Acts 3
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λῐμήν, ένσς, ὁ,

I harbour, Il. 1.432 (here distd. fr. ὅρμος, mooringplace), al., Pl. Ti. 25a, etc.; Κανθάρου λ. a dockyard in the Piraeus, with a pun on κάνθαρος just above, Ar. Pax 145 (ubi v. Sch.): freq. in pl., λιμένες νηῶν ὀχοί Od. 5.404; λιμένες δ' ἔνι ναύλοχοι αὐτῇ 4.846; λιμένες τε πάνορμοι 13.195, cf. S. Ph. 936, etc.: c. gen. objecti, λιμένες θαλάσσης havens of refuge from the sea, Od. 5.418, cf. Hes. Sc. 207.


1. metaph., haven, retreat, refuge, Thgn. 460; ἑταιρείας λ. a haven of friendship, S. Aj. 683; οὗτος.. λ. πέφανται τῶν ἐμῶν βουλευμάτων E. Med. 769: c. gen. objecti, λ. κακῶν from ills, A. Supp. 471; ὦ ναυτίλοισι χείματος λ. φανείς E. Andr. 891; ὕπνον.. τῶν καμάτων λ. Critias 6.20 D.; λ. τῆς πλάνης ἥδε ἡ γῆ μόνη λείπεται D.H. 1.58.

2. gathering-place, receptacle, πλούτου λ. A. Pers. 250; μέγας E. Or. 1077; παντὸς οἰωνοῦ λ. S. Ant. 1000; Ἅιδου λ. harbour of death, ib. 1284 (lyr.); ξείνων αἰδοῖοι λιμένες Emp. 112.3; βοῆς τῆς σῆς ποῖος οὐκ ἔσται λ.; what place shall not harbour (i.e. receive) thy cry? S. OT 420.

III = ἀγορά in Thessaly and Paphos, IG 9(2).517.42 (Larissa), Gal. Thras. 32, D.Chr. 11.23 (interpol.). the source of birth, womb, Emp. 98.3, S. OT 1208 (lyr.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λιμήν, λιμένος, (allied with λίμνη, which see; from Homer down), a harbor, haven: Acts 27:8, 12; see καλοί λιμενες, p. 322{a}.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λιμήν , -ένος , ,

[in LXX: Psalms 107:30 (H4231), Psalms 107:35, 1 Esdras 5:55; 1 Esdras 5:1-2; *;]

a harbour, haven: Acts 27:8; Acts 27:12 (cf. Καλοὶ Λιμένες ).†

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 Petr II. 45ii. 19 (B.C. 246) ὁ ἐν Σελευκεί [αι λ ]ιμήν, P Amh II.116.1 (A.D. 178) τετέλ (εσται) . . . λιμένος Μέμφε [ως, ";paid the tax for the harbour of Memphis.";


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
λιμενα λιμένα Λιμενας Λιμένας λιμενος λιμένος limena liména Limenas Liménas limenos liménos
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