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Strong's #3314 - μεσημβρία

from (G3319) and (G2250)
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feminine noun
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  1. as respects to time: noon
  2. as respects to locality
    1. the south
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Strong #: 216 ‑ אוֹר (ore);  5045 ‑ נֶגֶב (neh'‑gheb);  6256 ‑ עֵת (ayth);  6672 ‑ צָהֳרַיִם (tso'‑har);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(μέσος, ἡμέρα), Ion. μεσαμβρίη Hdt. (v. infr.), Arr. Ind. 3.8, al.: ἡ: —

I midday, Ζεὺς ἐκ μεσημβρίης ἔθηκε νύκτα Archil. 74. 3; ἐν μεσημβρίας θάλπει A. Supp. 746; ἀποκλιναμένης τῆς μεσαμβρίης Hdt. 3.104; μεσαμβρίης at noon, ibid.; ἔτρωγ'.. σῦκα τῆς μεσημβρίας Ar. Fr. 463, cf. Eub. 106, Pherecr. 80, Ar. V. 500; τῇ μεσαμβρίῃ Hdt. l.c.; ἐν μεσημβρίᾳ Th. 6.100; νύκτα ἐν μ. ἐπαγόμενοι Pl. Lg. 897d; ἅμα μεσημβρίᾳ X. HG 5.3.1; ἐκ μεσημβρίας just after noon, Pl. Ax. 372; σμικρόν τι μετὰ μεσημβρίαν Ar. Av. 1499; ἤδη ἦν μ. Pl. Smp. 220c; μ. ἵσταται 'tis high noon, Id. Phdr. 242a.

II the South, Μολοσσῶν πρὸς μεσημβρίης Hecat. 108 J.; [ ποταμὸς] ῥέων ἀπὸ μεσαμβρίης Hdt. 1.6; κεῖται πόλις πρὸς μεσαμβρίην ib. 142; τὰ πρὸς μ. Id. 7.113, cf. IG 7.3073.95 (Lebad., ii B. C.). [ μεσημβρῑη APl. 4.369.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μεσημβρία, μεσημβρίας, (μέσος and ἡμέρα), from Herodotus down, midday (on the omission of the article cf. Winers Grammar, 121 (115));

a. (as respects time) noon: Acts 22:6.

b. (as respects locality) the south: Acts 8:26 (others refer this also to a.; see κατά, II. 2).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεσημβρία , -ας ,

(μέσος , ἡμέρα ),

[in LXX chiefly for H6672, Genesis 3:16, al; also for H5045, Da LXX Daniel 8:4; Daniel 8:9, al.;]

1. noon: Acts 22:6.

2. the South: Acts 8:26.†

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

For this Semitic word, used as a Greek money unit for 100 drachmae (about £ 4), cf. P Lond 277.10 (a loan—A.D. 23) (= II. p. 217) το ̣κου ὡς ἐκ δραχμῆ μιᾶς τῇ μνᾷ τὸν μῆνα ἕκαστον, ";at the interest of a drachma per mina per month";—the usual rate of interest : so ib. 336.18 (A.D. 167) (= II. p. 221), and P Oxy XIV. 1673.22 (ii/A.D.) τὸ δὲ πέρας ᾔτησα τὴν μνᾶν, ὡς ἔδοξέν σοι, ";eventually I asked for the mina. as you thought right."; The word is used with reference to weight in ib. 1739.1 (ii/iii A.D.) σαππίριν (l. σαπφείριον, ";sapphire";) μνᾶν ὅλκην al. For the form μναεῖον cf. ib. I. 9 verso.15 (iii/iv A.D.) with the editor’s note, where it is pointed out that the Attic mina is divided into 16 τέταρται (unciae) and the Egyptian mina into 18, for μναιαῖον cf. ib. III. 496.3 (A.D. 127), and for μναγαῖον cf. ib. VI. 905.6 (A.D. 170) (see Mayser Gr. p. 167 f. for the inserted γ).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
μεσημβρία μεσημβριαν μεσημβρίαν μεσημβρίας μεσημβρινή μεσημβρινόν μεσημβρινού μεσθάαλ mesembrian mesembrían mesēmbrian mesēmbrían
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