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Strong's #3041 - λίμνη

probably from (G3040) (through the idea of nearness of shore)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a lake
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 98 ‑ אֲגַם (ag‑am');  1295 ‑ בְּרֵכָה (ber‑ay‑kaw');  
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Luke 5
Revelation 5
BSB (11)
Luke 5
Revelation 6
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Luke 5
Revelation 6
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Luke 5
Revelation 6
KJV (10)
Luke 5
Revelation 5
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LSB (11)
Luke 5
Revelation 6
N95 (11)
Luke 5
Revelation 6
NAS (11)
Luke 5
Revelation 6
NLT (10)
Luke 6
Revelation 6
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Luke 5
Revelation 5
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Luke 5
Revelation 5
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λῐμήν, ένσς, ὁ,

1. 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

λίμνη, λίμνης, (from λείβω to pour, pour out (cf. Curtius, § 541)) (from Homer down), a lake: λίμνη Γεννησαρέτ (which see), Luke 5:1; absolutely, of the same, Luke 5:2; Luke 8:22f, 33; τοῦ πυρός, Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10, 14f; καιομένη πυρί, Revelation 21:8.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λίμνη , -ης , ,

[in LXX: Psalms 107:35; Psalms 114:8 (H98), (H1295) 1 Maccabees 11:35, 2 Maccabees 12:16*;]

a lake: of the Sea of Galilee (Mt, Mk, see θάλασσα ), Luke 5:2; Luke 8:22-23; Luke 8:33; λ . Γεννησαρέτ (q.v.), Luke 5:1; λ . τ . πυρός , Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:14-15; καιομένη πυρί , Revelation 21:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr III. 37 (a).9 (B.C. 257) παρὰ τὴν λίμνην, ";along-side the lake,"; P Amh II. 100.3 (A.D. 198–211) an agreement concerning λίμνης [κα ]λουμέν [η ]ς Πάτρω [νο ]ς, P Flor I. 50.32 (A.D. 268) ἐπάνω λίμνης. In an ostracon letter of A.D. 192, published by Deissmann LAE p. 186, instructions are given that certain quantities of wheat are to be delivered to two ";husbandmen of the lake";—γεωργοῖς λίμνης, whose homes are in the village of Phmau (ἀπὸ Φμα ̣ : cf. Hebrews 13:24 οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς Ἰταλίας, where Deissmann thinks the reference is to people in Italy). See for the same ostracon Meyer Ostr. p. 176 f., where the editor identifies this λίμνη with Birket Habu near Thebes, and gives other instances of λίμνη as ";Seeland"; or ";Seegau.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
λίμναι λίμνας λιμνη λίμνη λίμνῃ λιμνην λίμνην λιμνης λίμνης λιμοκτονήσει limne limnē límne límnē límnei límnēi limnen limnēn límnen límnēn limnes limnēs límnes límnēs
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