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Strong's #3374 - μηλωτή

Root Word (Etymology)
from melon (a sheep)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a sheepskin
  2. an outer robe or mantle since most mantles were made of skins
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 155 ‑ אַדֶּרֶת (ad‑deh'‑reth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μηλωτή, ἡ,

(μῆλον A)

I sheepskin, any rough woolly skin, Philem. 25, PTeb. 38.22 (ii B.C.), LXX 1 Kings 19:13, Hebrews 11:37, OGI 629.32 (ii A.D.), A.D. Synt. 191.9, Sch. Ar. V. 670.

II (μήλη) = sq., Erot.s.v. κάτοπτρον.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μηλωτή, μηλωτης, (from μῆλον sheep, also a goat; as καμηλωτη (`camlet') from κάμηλος (cf. Lob. Paralip., p. 332)), a sheepskin: Hebrews 11:37, and thence in Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 17, 1 [ET]. For אַדֶּרֶת an outer robe, mantle, the Sept. in 1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13f, doubtless because these mantles were made of skins; hence, more closely שֵׂעָר אַדֶּרֶת, a mantle of hair, Zechariah 13:4 (where the Sept. δέρρις τριχινη). In the Byzantine writings (Apoll. Dysk. 191, 9) μηλοτη denotes a monk's garment.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μηλωτή , -ῆς ,

(< μῆλον , a sheep or goat),

[in LXX for H155, 1 Kings 19:13; 1 Kings 19:19, 2 Kings 2:8; 2 Kings 2:13-14 *;]

a sheepskin: Hebrews 11:37.†

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

In the nursery acrostic P Tebt II. 278.85 (early i/A.D.) it is said of a lost garment—λέων ὁ ἄρας, μωρὸς < > ἀπολέσας, ";a lion he was who took it, a fool who lost it"; : cf. BGU I. 45.12 (A.D. 203) ἐπῆλθεν αὐτῷ, ἐπαγαγὼν σὺν α [ ]τῷ τὸν ἑαυτοῦ υἱὸν καὶ μωρ [ ]ν τινα. Ib, IV. 1046ii. 22 (ii/A.D.) Μάρων ἐπικαλ (ούμενος) μωρός shows the word used as a nickname, cf. the cognomen Brutus (Liv. i. 56. 8) : so the diploma of club membership with reference to the boxer Herminus—P Lond 1178.41 (A.D. 194) (= III. p. 217) γεινώσκετε ] ὄν ̣τα [ἡμῶν ] συνοδείτην Ἑρμεῖνον, τὸν καὶ Μωρόν, ";know that we are adopting as member Herminus, also called Moras,"; The word is a Greek word, and it is quite unnecessary to identify it in Matthew 5:22 with Heb. מוֹרָה Numbers 20:10 (cf. RV marg.) It is found in the Midrashim, and may well have passed into use amongst the Aramaic-speaking population in the time of Christ : see further Field Notes, p. 3 ff., Moulton Gr. ii. p. 152 f., and Allen ICC ad Mt l.c. MGr μωρέ, ";well now!";


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
μηλωταις μηλωταίς μηλωταῖς μηλωτή μηλωτήν melotais melotaîs mēlōtais mēlōtaîs
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