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Strong's #3331 - μετάθεσις

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  1. transfer: from one place to another
  2. to change
    1. of things instituted or established
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μετάθεσις, εως, ἡ,



1. change of position, transposition, Arist. Metaph. 1024a4; μεταθέσεις ἐξ ἕδρας ἀτόμων Epicur. Fr. 61; ἡ τῶν ῥημάτων μ. D. 24.84, cf. D.S. 1.23; τοῦ ἀναβαθμοῦ PSI 5.546 (iii B. C.); τοῦ ἐμβρύου Sor. 2.60; couching of a cataract, Gal. 10.990.

2. generally, change, θεὸς οὐδεμίαν ἐπιδεχόμενος μ. Arist. Mu. 400b29; μ. ἐκ τῆς οἰκείας φύσεως Phld. Rh. 1.216 S.; νόμου μ. Hebrews 7:12; esp. change of sides or opinions, ἐπὶ τὸ βέλτιον Plb. 1.35.7, cf. Porph. Abst. 1.2, etc. (hence, amendment, τῶν ἡμαρτημένων Plb. 5.11. 5); ἐκ μεταθέσεως Id. 30.20.2; going over, πρός τινα Id. 5.86.8.

3. exchange, barter, Id. 10.1.8 (pl.).

4. Gramm., change of a letter, A.D. Pron. 51.5, al., EM 795.34; also, metathesis, transposition of letters, as κραδίη for καρδία, Trypho Pass. 4, Apollon. Lex. s.v. ἀγλαά.

5. plagiarism, opp. μίμησις, Demetr. Eloc. 112.

II power or right of changing sides, Th. 5.29.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μετάθεσις, μεταθέσεως, (μετατίθημι);

1. a transfer: from one place to another (Diodorus 1, 23); τίνος (genitive of the object), the translation of a person to heaven, Hebrews 11:5.

2. change (of things instituted or established, as ἱερωσύνης, νόμου): Hebrews 7:12; τῶν σαλευομένων, Hebrews 12:27. (Thucydides 5, 29; Aristotle, Piut.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** μετά -θεσις , -εως ,

(< μετατίθημι ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 11:24 *;]

1. change of position, removal : Hebrews 11:5.

2. change, as of that which has been established : Hebrews 7:12; Hebrews 12:27.†

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

μοιχεύω, ";commit adultery";on the part of the man, occurs in the astrologicai PSI III. 158.45 (iii/A.D. ?) οἱ δὲ καὶ τὰς ἰδ [ ]ας γυναῖκας μοιχεύουσιν : cf. Matthew 5:28. For a discussion of the verb and its cognates in later classical and in Jewish Greek cf. R. H. Charles, The Teaching of the New Testament on Divorce (London, 1921) p. 91 ff., and see s.v. πορνεύω, also Wackernagel, Hellenistica, p. 9.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
μεταθεσεως μεταθέσεως μεταθεσιν μετάθεσιν μεταθεσις μετάθεσις metatheseos metatheseōs metathéseos metathéseōs metathesin metáthesin metathesis metáthesis
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