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Strong's #3192 - μέλι

Root Word (Etymology)
apparently a root word
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. honey
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Strong #: 1706 ‑ דְּבַשׁ (deb‑ash');  5317 ‑ נֹפֶת (no'‑feth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μέλῐ, τό,

gen. ῐτος, etc.; dat. μέλι Philox. 3.17; gen. pl. μελίτων Emp. 128.7 (nisi leg. μελιτῶν, cf. μελιτόν):


1. honey, Od. 20.69, etc.; μ. χλωρόν Il. 11.631, Od. 10.234, Xenoph. 38.1; ξανθόν Simon. 47; παμφαές A. Pers. 612; τὸ μέλι τἀττικόν Ar. Pax 252, cf. Men. 708; various kinds, Thphr. Fr. 190; said to be made from the palm (φοῖνιξ), Hdt. 1.193, cf. 4.194; μ. θανάτου σύμβολον Porph. Antr. 18.

2. in comparisons, of anything sweet, esp. of eloquence, μέλιτος γλυκίων ῥέεν αὐδή Il. 1.249, cf. Pi. O. 10 (11). 98; Σοφοκλέους τοῦ μέλιτι κεχριμένου Ar. Fr. 581; ὕπνος γλυκίων μέλιτος Mosch. 2.3; ἡ τῶν ἀνδρῶν [χολή] ἐστι πρὸς ἐκείνην μέλι Alex. 146.6: prov. μήτε μοι μ. μήτε μέλισσα, of those who refuse to take 'the rough with the smooth', Sapph. 113.

II sweet gum collected from certain trees, manna, Arist. Mir. 831b23; τὸ ὕον μ. Polyaen. 4.3.32; μ. ἄγριον, μαινόμενον, D.S. 19.94, Str. 12.3.18. (Cf. Goth. milip, Lat. mel.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μέλι, μέλιτος, τό, the Sept. for דְּבַשׁ (from Homer down). honey: Revelation 10:9f; ἄγριον (which see), Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μέλι , -τος , τό ,

[in LXX freq. (Genesis 43:11, al.) for H1706; for H5317, Proverbs 5:3;]

honey: Revelation 10:9-10; ἄγριον (q.v.), Matthew 3:4, Mark 1:9.†

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

μέλι has a place in all phases of Greek from Homer to MGr : cf. from the Κοινή —P Oxy II. 234iii. 10 (a medical prescription—ii/iiiA.D.) πρόσμιξον μέλι καὶ ῥόδινον, ";add honey and rose-extract,"; ib. VI. 936.9 (iii/A.D.) ἡμίχουν μέλιτος, ";half a chous of honey."; This last papyrus shows also .10 μελικηρίδα, ";honey comb,"; and .11 μελίτινα ̣ στεφάνια γ ̄, which the editors render ";3 honey–sweet garlands"; : cf. the otherwise unknown adj. μελίσσιος as interpolaled in the TR of Luke 24:42. For acc. μέλιν see P Iand 18.1 (vi/vii A.D.) and for μελίτιν see Kaibel 719.9 γλυκὺν ὡς μελίτιν.


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
εμέλισα εμέλισε εμέλισεν μελι μέλι μελιούσιν μελισάτωσαν μέλισσαι μελίσση μέλιτι μελίτος μέλιτος μέλιτός meli méli
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