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Strong's #3384 - μήτηρ

Transliteration
mḗtēr
Phonetics
may'-tare
Origin
apparently a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
4:642,592
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a mother
  2. metaph. the source of something, the motherland
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 517 ‑ אֵם (ame);  802 ‑ אִשָּׁה (ish‑shaw', naw‑sheem');  1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  3205 ‑ יָלַד (yaw‑lad');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (85)
Matthew
27
Mark
17
Luke
18
John
11
Acts
4
Romans
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
NAS (84)
Matthew
27
Mark
17
Luke
17
John
11
Acts
4
Romans
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
HCS (83)
Matthew
26
Mark
17
Luke
17
John
11
Acts
4
Romans
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
BSB (84)
Matthew
27
Mark
17
Luke
17
John
11
Acts
4
Romans
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
ESV (72)
Matthew
21
Mark
17
Luke
15
John
11
Acts
1
Romans
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
WEB (86)
Matthew
28
Mark
17
Luke
18
John
11
Acts
4
Romans
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μήτηρ,

Dor. μάτηρ, ἡ: though parox. in nom., it follows πατήρ in the accent of the obliq. cases, gen. μητερος contr. μητρός, dat. μητέρι, μητρί,

I

1. both forms being found in Hom., but the longer forms rarely in Trag. exc. lyr., as ματέρος A. Supp. 539; ματέρι S. OC 1481; μητέρος in iambics, E. HF 843, Or. 580, Rh. 393: acc. always μητέρα, μητέρας: voc. μῆτερ: — mother, Il. 1.351, etc.; of animals, dam, 17.4, Od. 10.414; of a mother-bird, Il. 2.313; of queen bees, Arist. HA 553a29, etc.; ἀπὸ ματρὸς φίλας, ἐκ ματρός, from one's mother's womb, Pi. P. 5.114, A. Ch. 422 (lyr.): in pl., mother and grandmother, Plu. Agis 9; as an address to elderly women, ὦ μῆτερ D.S. 17.37, cf. Theoc. 15.60, etc.: in titles, μ. πατρίδος, = Mater Patriae, D.C. 58.2; μ. τῶν ἀηττήτων στρατοπέδων, = Mater invictorum castrorum, of Julia Domna, BGU 362 xi 16 (iii A.D.).

2. of lands, μ. μήλων, θηρῶν, mother of flocks, of game, Il. 2.696, 8.47, etc.; freq. of Earth, γῆ πάντων μ. Hes. Op. 563; πὰρ μέσον ὀμφαλὸν εὐδένδροιο.. ματέρος Pi. P. 4.74; γῆ μήτηρ A. Th. 16, etc.; ὦ γαῖα μῆτερ E. Hipp. 601; ἡ Μήτηρ, = Δημήτηρ, τῇ Μητρὶ καὶ τῇ Κούρῃ ὁρτὴν ἄγουσι Hdt. 8.65; also of Rhea, Pi. P. 3.78; ὦ Πὰν.., Ματρὸς μεγάλας ὀπαδέ Id. Fr. 95, cf. E. Hel. 1355 (lyr.); μ. ὀρεία Ar. Av. 746 (lyr.); Γαλλαὶ μητρὸς ὀρείης φιλόθυρσοι δρομάδες Lyr.Adesp. 121; M. θεῶν SIG 1044.8 (Halic., iv B.C.); as title of Isis, PPetr. 3p.2 (cf. p.xi) (iii B.C.).

3. freq. of one's native land, μᾶτερ ἐμά, Θήβα Pi. I. 1.1, cf. P. 8.98, A. Th. 416, Isoc. 4.25; and so, like μητρόπολις, Pi. O. 9.20, cf. 6.100; ἡ Σκῦρος ἀνδρῶν ἀλκίμων μ. S. Ph. 326.

II poet., the origin or source of events, μ. ἀέθλων, of Olympia, Pi. O. 8.1; πειθαρχία γὰρ τῆς εὐπραξίας μ. A. Th. 225; ἡ γνώμη κακῶν μ. S. Ph. 1361; of night, as the mother of day, A. Ag. 265; the grape of wine, Id. Pers. 614, cf. E. Alc. 757; ματέρ' οἰνάνθας ὀπώραν Pi. N. 5.6; Aphrodite of the Loves, Id. Fr. 122.4; φάτις ὦ μᾶτερ αἰσχύνας ἐμᾶς, of a rumour, S. Aj. 174 (lyr.): also in Prose, γεωργίαν τῶν ἄλλων τεχνῶν μητέρα X. Oec. 5.17; πολιτειῶν μητέρες δύο (sc. μοναρχία and δημοκρατία) Pl. Lg. 693d. (Cf. Lat. mater, O E. módor, etc.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μήτηρ ,

gen.,

μητρός , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H517;]

mother: Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:11, al.; fig., of one who takes the place of a mother, ἰδοὺ , ἡ μ . μου , Matthew 12:49 (cf. Matthew 12:50, Mark 3:35, John 19:27, Romans 16:13, 1 Timothy 5:2); of a city, ἥτις ἐσὶν μ . ἡμῶν , Galatians 4:26; symbolically of Babylon, ἡ μ . τ . πορνῶν , Revelation 17:5.


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
μήτερ μητερα μητέρα μητερας μητέρας μητέρες μητέρων ΜΗΤΗΡ μητήρ μήτηρ μητράσιν μητρι μητρί μητρὶ μητρος μητρός μητρὸς MeTeR MĒTĒR mḗter mḗtēr metera metéra mētera mētéra meteras metéras mēteras mētéras metri metrí metrì mētri mētrí mētrì metros metrós metròs mētros mētrós mētròs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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