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Strong's #3183 - μέθυσος

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. drunken, intoxicated
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. drunk with wine, prop. only fem., μέθυσος Ἀμαζών Hecat. 34 J.; μεθύση γραῦς Ar. Nu. 555, cf. V. 1402, Phryn. 129, Poll. 6.25.

2. later also, of men, μεθύσους τοὺς ἐμπόρους ποιεῖ Men. 67.1, cf. Com.Adesp. 384, LXX Proverbs 23:21, Plu. Brut. 5, Luc. Tim. 55, S.E. P. 3.195; drunken, intemperate, Ceb. 34, Jul. Caes. 330c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μέθυσος, μεθύσῃ, μέθυσον, in later Greek also of two terminations (μέθυ, see μέθη), drunken, intoxicated: 1 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Corinthians 6:10. (Phryn.: μέθυσος ἀνήρ, οὐκ ἐρεῖς, ἀλλά μεθυστικός. γυναῖκα δέ ἐρεῖς μέθυσον καί μεθυσην (Aristophanes); but Menander, Plutarch, Lucian, Sextus Empiricus, others (the Sept., Proverbs 23:21, etc.; Sir. 19:1, etc.) use it also of men; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 151.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μέθυσος , -α , -ον

(also -ος , -ον ; prop., only of women, but in late writers also = μεθυστικός , of men),

[in LXX: Proverbs 23:21 (H5433) Proverbs 26:9 (H7910), Sirach 19:1; Sirach 26:8, 4 Maccabees 2:7 *;]

drunken: 1 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Corinthians 6:10.†

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

Deissmann (LAE, p. 321) gives a striking series of parallels to the vices enumerated in 1 Corinthians 6:9 f. from counters used in an ancient game : thus to μέθυσοι correspond on the counters ebriose and vinose. For μέθυσος applied to men, as in 1 Cor l.c., 5.11 (cf. Lob.Phryn. p. 151), see the exx. in Durham Menander, p. 77 f., and add P Oxy XV. 1828.3 (c. iii/A.D.), where πλεονέκτης also occurs (as in 1 Cor ll. c.).


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List of Word Forms
μεθυσοι μέθυσοι μεθυσος μέθυσος μεθύσου methusoi methusos methysoi méthysoi methysos méthysos
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