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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3336 - μετάλημψις

from (G3335)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a taking, participation
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KJV (1)
1 Timothy
NAS (1)
1 Timothy
HCS (1)
1 Timothy
BSB (1)
1 Timothy
ESV (1)
1 Timothy
WEB (1)
1 Timothy
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μετά-ληψις, εως, ἡ,


1. participation, Pl. Prm. 131a; λόγων in philosophy, Id. R. 539d; γένεσις μ. οὐσίας Id. Def. 411a; γίνεσθαι κατὰ τὴν μ. [τοῦ εἴδους ] Arist. GC 335b14, cf. Metaph. 1072b20, etc.; partaking of food, 1 Timothy 4:3.

2. concurrence, POxy. 1273.39 (iii A. D.), etc.

3. Gramm., τὸ λέγων μ. ἐνεστῶτος καὶ παρατατικοῦ is shared by.., A.D. Adv. 124.1.


1. alternation, τῶν λόγων Pl. Tht. 173b; αἱ μ. τοῦ σχήματος Plb. 9.20.2; ἐκ μεταλήψεως Id. 2.33.4.

2. succession, μ. τῆς ἀρχῆς Id. 31.13.3.

3. taking one thing instead of another, ἡ ἀντὶ τοῦ μείζονος ἐλάττονος μ. Arist. Rh. 1369b25.

4. Rhet., use of one word for another, as of Ἥφαιστος for πῦρ, Quint. 8.6.37, Trypho Trop. 5, etc.; transference of meaning, Eust. 79.12.

5. objection, counterplea, Sch. Pl. Euthphr. 4d; esp. concurrence coupled with objection, Syrian. in Hermog. 2.153 R., Corn. Rh. p.391 H.

6. συλλογισμοὶ κατὰ μετάληψιν hypothetical syllogisms involving the substitution of a proposition for the original thesis, Arist. APr. 45b17; cf. μεταλαμβάνω VI.

7. Gramm., change of construction, A.D. Synt. 210.3; change in dialect, ib. 335.1; change of name, Demetr.Lac. Herc. 1014.60.

8. translation, rendering, Eust. ad D.P. 180; ἡ εἰς τὸ Ἑλληνικὸν μ. Id.ib. 294.

9. transference, αἱ ἐς νεφροὺς καὶ κύστιας -λήψιες Aret. SD 1.9.

10. κατὰ μετάληψιν κατατεῖναι, of reflex tension over a pulley (cf. μεταληπτικός 11), Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.9.25.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* μετά -λημψις

(Rec. -ληψις ), -εως ,

(<μεταλαμβάνω ),

participation, taking, receiving: of food, 1 Timothy 4:3.†

μετά -λημψις , see μεάλημψις .

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 NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (2 Corinthians 7:1) cf. Aristeas 166 ἀκαθαρσίαν τε οὐ τὴν τυχοῦσαν ἐπετέλεσαν, μιανθέντες αὐτοὶ παντάπασι τῷ τῆς ἀσεβείας μολυσμῷ, ";they are guilty of gross uncleanness and are themselves utterly tainted with the pollution of their impiety"; (Thackeray), and Vett. Val. p. 242.16 τὸν τρόπον μου ἐκκαθᾶραι πάσης κακίας καὶ παντὸς μολυσμοῦ καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν ἀθάνατον προλεῖψαι.


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
μεταλημψιν μετάλημψιν μετάληψιν metalempsin metalēmpsin metálempsin metálēmpsin
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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