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Strong's #3310 - μερίς

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3313)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a part as distinct from the whole
  2. an assigned part, a portion, share
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2465 ‑ חֶלֶד (kheh'‑led);  2513 ‑ חֶלְקָה (khel‑kaw');  4490 ‑ מָנָה (maw‑naw');  4864 ‑ מַשְׂאֵת (mas‑ayth');  5106 ‑ נוּא (noo);  5159 ‑ נַחֲלָה (nakh‑al‑aw');  5409 ‑ נֵתַח (nay'‑thakh);  6390 ‑ פְּלַגָּה (pel‑ag‑gaw');  7079 ‑ קְנָת (ken‑awth');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μερ-ίς, ίδος, ἡ,


part, portion, Pl. Sph. 266a, etc.; κρεῶν Pherecr. 45 (lyr.), D. 43.82, cf. Thphr. Char. 30.4, LXX Genesis 43:34, Plu. Ages. 17, Hippoloch. ap. Ath. 4.130d; μ. δίκρεως SIG 1013.4 (Chios, iv B. C.); γυναιξὶν μερίδας ποησάντωσανἴσας ib.1044.42 (Halic., iv/iii B. C.): metaph., Vett.Val. 345.16; τὴν μ. τὴν ἐξ Ἀρείου πάγου portion of sacrificial meat allotted to a member of the court, Din. 1.56; τὴν τοῦ Προμηθέως μ. Luc. Merc.Cond. 26; μ. τῆς οὐσίας Men. 235.5, cf. PLond. 3.880 (ii B. C.); share in a mine, D. 42.3: generally, ἐκτῶν λόγων μ. ἑκατέρῳ ἴση ἐστί (with vv. ll.), Antipho 5.51; ἐν προσθήκῃ μ. οὐ μικρά D. 2.14.

2. contribution, quota, μερίδ' εἰς σωτηρίαν ὑπάρχειν contribute to.., Id. 21.70; μεγάλη.. μ. καὶ πλεονεξία ib.184; τὰ δεῖπνα πρὸς μερίδα γίγνεται Plu. 2.644c; ἀποστείλαντος μερίδα τοῦ φίλου Thphr. Char. 17.2.

3. plot of ground, LXX 4 Ki. 9.21, al., CIL 11.1147 pp.iii 2, vi86, al. (Veleia); μ. γῆς PStrassb. 84.3 (ii B. C.). region, district, PPetr. 3pp.28,78 (iii B. C.), PTeb. 32.18 (ii B. C.), OGI 177.12 (Egypt, ii/i B. C.), Acts 16:12, etc. Astrol., ἡ κάτω μ. S.E. M. 5.15. metaph., province, Jul. adThem. 266b. II division, class, πολιτῶν E. Supp. 238, cf. Jul. adThem. 253c; esp. in political sense, party, faction, Pl. Lg. 692b, D. 18.64; ἡ Σύλλα μ. Plu. 2.203b.

III = cross μέρος IV. 3, εἰς ἀρετῆς μερίδα τὸ ψεύσασθαι τιθέμενος Id. Mar. 29; χρυσὸν ἐν οὐδενὸς μερίδι ποιήσασθαι Paus. 10.28.4. of persons, κακὰ μ. you bad lot! AP 7.433 (Tymn.), cf. 355.3 (Damag.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μερίς, μερίδος, (see μέρος), the Sept. chiefly for חֵלֶק, חֶלְקָה, מָנָה; (from Antiphon and Thucydides down); a part, equivalent to

1. a part as distinct from the whole: (τῆς) Μακεδονίας, Acts 16:12 (on which see Hort in WH's Appendix at the passage).

2. an assigned part, a portion, share: Luke 10:42 (see ἀγαθός, 2); ἐστι μοι μερίς μετά τίνος, I have a portion, i. e. fellowship, with one, 2 Corinthians 6:15. οὐκ ἐστι μοι μερίς κλῆρος ἐν τίνι, I have neither part nor lot, take no share, in a thing, Acts 8:21; ἱκανουν τινα εἰς τήν μερίδα τίνος, to make one fit to obtain a share in a thing (i. e. partitive genitive; others, genitive of apposition), Colossians 1:12.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μερίς , -ίδος , ,

[in LXX chiefly H2506, H2513;]

1. (as in cl.) a part, portion: Luke 10:42, Acts 8:21, 2 Corinthians 6:15, Colossians 1:12.

2. In later Gk (v. MM, xvi), as geographical term, a division, district: Acts 16:12.†

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

μίσθωμα is not so common as we might have expected, but for the meaning ";rent,"; ";hire."; we may cite such a passage as Syll 831 (= .3 1200).15 (iv/iii B.C.) ὑποτελεῖ δὲ μίσθωμα Νικήρατος Κτησιφῶντι καθ᾽ ἕκαστον ἐνιαυτὸν ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς πεντα [κ ]οσίας ἀτελεῖς : cf. ib. 615 ( = .8 1024).38 (c. B.C. 200) μίσθωμα ἀποδιδ [ ]τω αὐτοῦ. We have the plur. in ib, 634 (=.3271).28 (B.C. 335–4) εἰς δὲ τὰ μι ]σθώματα τῆς πόμπης, i.e. ";ad apparatum pompae"; (Ed.). There seems to be no exact parallel to the usage in Acts 28:30, see Lightfoot Philippians 2:1-30 p. 9 n..3. For μίσθωσις, ";a letting for hire,"; cf. BGU III. 916.15 (time of Vespasian) ] μίσθωσις ἥδ᾽ ᾖ (cf. Proleg. p. 178) εἰς ἐνιαυτὸν [ ]να, P Fay 96.12 (A.D. 143) (= Chrest. I. p. 372) οὗ ἔχει ὁ Σύρος ἐν μισθώσει ἐλαιουργίου ";for the oil-press leased by Syrus,"; ib. .20 μενούσης κυρίας τῆς μισθώσεως ἐφ᾽ οἷς περιέχει πᾶσει, ";the lease in all its provisions remaining valid"; (Edd.), and P Oxy XIV. 1673 margin (ii/A.D.) τῶν ἀμπελουργῶν τὰς μισθώσις πέμψον, [ ]να τῆς ξυλοτομίας ἄρξωνται, ";send the leases of the vine-dressers, in order that they may begin the pruning"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
μεριδα μερίδα μερίδας μερίδες μερίδι μεριδος μερίδος μερίδων μερις μερίς μερὶς merida merída meridos merídos meris merìs
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