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Strong's #3403 - μιμνήσκω

Root Word (Etymology)
a prolonged form of (G3415) (from which some of the tenses are borrowed)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to remind
    1. to be recalled or to return to one's mind, to remind one's self of, to remember
    2. to be recalled to mind, to be remembered, had in remembrance
    3. to remember a thing
    4. be mindful of
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2142 ‑ זָכַר (zaw‑kar');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  5545 ‑ סָלַח (saw‑lakh');  5782 ‑ עוּר (oor);  6485 ‑ פָּקַד (paw‑kad');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(not μιμν-ήσκω, v. infr.), fut. μνήσω: aor. ἔμνησα: causal Verb, formed in pres. and impf. from μέμνημαι as πιπράσκω from πέπραμαι: —

I remind, put in mind, μνήσει δέ σε καὶ θεὸς αὐτός Od. 12.38; τινος of a thing, ἐπεί μ' ἔμνησας ὀϊζύος 3.103; τῶν σ' αὖτις μνήσω Il. 15.31, cf. 1.407; μηδέ με τούτων μίμνησκ' Od. 14.169, cf. Thgn. 1123, Theoc. 15.36.

II ἔμνασεν ἑστίαν πατρῴαν.. νικῶν

1. recalled it to memory, made it famous, Pi. P. 11.13. Act. is mostly , used once in Trag. (lyr.), E. Alc. 878: compds. with ἀνα - or ὑπο - were preferred in Prose. Med. and Pass. μιμνήσκομαι, imper. - ήσκεο Il. 22.268: impf. μιμνήσκοντο 13.722 (the pres. only in later Prose, Pl. Ax. 368a, D.H. 1.13, Plu. 2.653b; μέμνημαι serving as pres. in early writers): other tenses are formed from the stem μνη - (v. μνάομαι): fut. μνήσομαι Od. 7.192, Sapph. 32; μνησθήσομαι Hdt. 6.19, E. Med. 933, etc.; also μεμνήσομαι Il. 22.390, Od. 19.581, Hdt. 8.62, E. Hipp. 1461, Pl. Phlb. 31b, etc.: aor. ἐμνησάμην, inf. μνήσασθαι Od. 4.331, Tyrt. 12.1, Hdt. 7.39; rare in Trag., as S. OT 564; μνησάσκετο Il. 11.566; Trag. also ἐμνήσθην (used by Hom. only in Od. 4.118), S. El. 373, etc.; Aeol. ἐμνάσθην Sapph. Supp. 4.11: pf. μέμνημαι, Aeol. μέμναιμαι Alc. Supp. 28.6, in Att. always in pres. sense, as also freq. in Hom.; 2 sg. μέμνηαι Il. 21.442, μέμνῃ 15.18; imper. μέμνησο, Dor. μέμνᾱσο Epich. 250, etc., Ion. μέμνεο Hdt. 5.105; subj. μέμνωμαι -ώμεθα Od. 14.168, S. OT 49; Ion. - εώμεθα Archil. (?) in PLit.Lond. 54.4; opt. μεμνῄμην Il. 24.745, - ῇτο Ar. Pl. 991 (μεμνῇο, -ῇτο shd. prob. be read for - ῷο or - οῖο, -ῷτο in X. An. 1.7.5, Cyr. 1.6.3, and μεμνοῖτο is dub. in Crates Com. 50); Ephesians 3:1-21 sg. μεμνέῳτο Il. 23.361; Dor. 3 pl. μεμναίατο Pi. Fr. 94; inf. μεμνῆσθαι; Aeol. imper. μέμναισο Sapph. Supp. 23.8; part. μεμνημένος: plpf. ἐμεμνήμην Isoc. 12.35; Ion. 3 pl. ἐμεμνέατο Hdt. 2.104:

remind oneself of a thing, call to mind:

Constr.: sts. c. acc., remember, Τυδέα δ' οὐ μέμνημαι Il. 6.222, cf. 9.527, Od. 14.168, S. OT 1057, Pl. Lg. 633d, D. 44.7; esp. with relat. clause following, μ. τὸν στόλον ὡς ἔπρηξε Hdt. 7.18; μέμνησο δ' ἀμφίβληστρον ὡς ἐκαίνισας A. Ch. 492; μ. τὸν Εὐφραῖον, οἷ' ἔπαθεν D. 9.61; also μέμνησο ἐκεῖνο, ὅτι.. X. Cyr. 2.4.25; μεμνώμεθα ταῦτα περὶ ἀμφοῖν, ὅτι.. Pl. Phlb. 31a: more freq. c. gen., φίλου μεμνήσομ' ἑταίρου Il. 22.390; τοῦ ποτε μεμνήσεσθαι ὀΐομαι Od. 19.581; οὐδὲ παῖδος οὐδὲ φίλων τοκήων οὐδὲν ἐμνάσθη Sapph. Supp. l. c., cf. Hdt. 8.62, E. Hipp. 1461, etc.; also μεμνημένος ἀμφ' Ὀδυσῆϊ Od. 4.151; ἀμφὶ Διώνυσον.. μνήσομαι h.Hom. 7.2; περὶ πομπῆς μνησόμεθα Od. 7.192: Pass., to be remembered (not in early Prose), τὰ παραπτώματα οὐ μνησθήσεται LXX Ezekiel 18:22; αἱ ἐλεημοσύναι σου ἐμνήσθησαν Acts 10:31, cf. Revelation 16:19.

2. c. inf., μέμνηντο γὰρ αἰεὶ ἀλλήλοις.. ἀλεξέμεναι Il. 17.364; μέμνησο δ' εἴκειν A. Supp. 202; μέμνησο δάκνειν, διαβάλλειν Ar. Eq. 495; μεμνήσθω ἀγαθὸς ἀνὴρ εἶναι X. An. 3.2.39; μέμνησθέ μοι μὴ θορυβεῖν Pl. Ap. 27b.

3. after Hom., c. part., θνατὰ μεμνάσθω περιστέλλων μέλη let him remember that he clothes, Pi. N. 11.15; μέμνημαι κλύων I remember hearing, A. Ag. 830; μεμνήμεθα ἐλθόντες E. Hec. 244; μ. ἀκούσας X. Cyr. 1.6.3, etc.: folld. by a relat., μέμνησ', ὅπως εὖ μοι στομώσεις αὐτόν Ar. Nu. 1107.

4. abs., ἀφ' οὗ Ἕλληνες μέμνηνται Th. 2.8, cf. 5.66: pf. part. μεμνημένος in commands, ὧδέ τις.. μεμνημένος ἀνδρὶ μαχέσθω let him fight with good heed, let him remember to fight, Il. 19.153, cf. 5.263, Hes. Op. 422, etc. II make mention of, c. gen., τῶν νῦν μοι μνῆσαι Od. 4.331; Μοῦσαι, μνησαίαθ' ὅσοι ὑπὸ Ἴλιον ἦλθον (i. e. τῶν, ὅσοι) Il. 2.492; also μνήσασθαι περί τινος Hdt. 7.39: freq. in aor. Pass. μνησθῆναι, Od. 4.118, S. Ph. 310; μνησθῆναι περί τινος Hdt. 1.36, cf. 9.45; περί τινος ἔς τινα Th. 8.47, cf. 1.10, 37, etc.; μνησθεὶς ὑπὲρ τῆς εἰρήνης D. 18.21; μ. τινὸς πρός τινα Lys. 1.19: later c. dat. pers., recall to one's memory, remind, ἐμνήσθην σοι καὶ παρόντι περί.. PLille 12.1 (iii B. C.), cf. PCair.Zen. 122.7, al. (iii B. C.): rarely c. acc., ταῦτα καὶ μακάρων ἐμέμναντ' ἀγοραί Pi. I. 8(7).29: abs., μευ μεμναμένω εἰ φιλέεις με mentioning your name to see if.., Theoc. 3.28.

III give heed to, πατρὸς καὶ μητέρος Od. 18.267; μ. βρώμης give heed to food, 10.177; ὡς μεμνέῳτο δρόμου (v.l. δρόμους) that he might give heed to the running, Il. 23.361; μ. χάρμης, δαιτός, σίτου, 4.222, Od. 20.246, Il. 24.129; μεμνᾶσθαι πολέμου τε καὶ μάχας B. 17.58; ἀοιδᾶς Pi. Fr. 94. (Aeol. μιμναίσκω (not μιμνᾴσκω) Hdn.Gr. 2.79, 178; but , Ion., Att. μιμνήσκω without ι, PCair.Zen. 15v. 35 (iii B. C., ὑπο -), Inscr.Magn. 16.27 (early ii B. C., [ ἀνα -]), SIG 704 E 18 (Delph., late ii B. C., ὑπο -), Did.in An.Ox. 1.196; cogn. with Lat. memini, etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μιμνήσκω: (ΜΝΑΩ (allied with μένω, μανθάνω; cf. Latinmaneo, moneo, mentio, etc.; cf. Curtius, § 429)); to remind: Homer, Pindar, Theognis, Euripides, others; passive and middle, present μιμνῄσκομαι (Hebrews 2:6; Hebrews 13:3; rare in Attic); 1 aorist ἐμνήσθην; perfect μέμνημαι; 1 future passive in a middle sense, μνησθήσομαι (Hebrews 10:17 L T Tr WH); the Sept. for זָכַר; to be recalled or to return to one's mind, to remind oneself of, to remember; ἐμνήσθην, with a passive significance (cf. Buttmann, 52 (46)), to be recalled to mind, to be remembered, had in remembrance: ἐνώπιον τίνος, before, i. e., in the mind of one (see ἐνώπιον, 1 c.), Acts 10:31; Revelation 16:19 (passively also in Ezekiel 18:22; (Sir. 16:17 Rec.); and ἀναμνησθῆναι, Numbers 10:9; Psalm 108:16 ()); — with a middle significance, followed by a genitive of the thing (Winers Grammar, § 30, 10 c.), to remember a thing: Matthew 26:75; Luke 24:8; Acts 11:16; 2 Peter 3:2; Jude 1:17; μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, to call to remembrance former love, Luke 1:54 (cf. Psalm 24:6 ()); τῆς διαθήκης, Luke 1:72 (Genesis 9:15; Exodus 2:24; 1 Macc. 4:10; 2 Macc. 1:2); μή μνησθῆναι τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τίνος (A. V. to remember no more) i. e. to forgive, Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 10:17 (after the Hebrew; see Psalm 24:7 (); (); Isaiah 43:25; and on the other hand, to remember the sins of anyone is said of one about to punish them, Jeremiah 14:10; 1 Macc. 5:4 1 Macc. 6:12); with genitive of a person, to remember for good, remember and care for: Luke 23:42; followed by ὅτι, Matthew 5:23; Matthew 27:63; Luke 16:25; John 2:17, 22; John 12:16; by ὡς, Luke 24:6. perfect μέμνημαι, in the sense of a present (cf. Winers Grammar, 274 (257)), to be mindful of: with the genitive of the thing, 2 Timothy 1:4; πάντα μου μέμνησθε, in all things ye are mindful of me, 1 Corinthians 11:2; present μιμνῄσκομαι, with the genitive of the person, to remember one in order to care for him, Hebrews 2:2 (from Psalm 8:5); . (Compare: ἀναμιμνῄσκω, ἐπαναμιμνῄσκω, ὑπομιμνῄσκω.)

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(Bl., - -, § 3, 3),

[in LXX chiefly for H2142;]

to remind: mid, and pass.;

(a) reflexive, to remind oneself of, hence, to remember: c. gen. rei, Matthew 26:75, Luke 1:54; Luke 1:72; Luke 24:8, Acts 11:16, 2 Peter 3:2, Judges 1:17; c. neg., of sins, = to forgive, Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 10:17 (LXX); c. gen. pers., Luke 23:42; seq. ὅτι , Matthew 5:23; Matthew 27:63, Luke 16:25, John 2:17; John 2:22; John 12:16; ὡς , Luke 24:6; pf., μέμνημι , in Pres. sense (cl.), c. gen. pers. (rei), 1 Corinthians 11:2, 2 Timothy 1:4; pres., μιμνήσκομαι (only in late writers), c. gen. pers., in sense of caring for, Hebrews 2:6 (LXX) Hebrews 13:3;

(b) in passive sense, to be remembered, aor., ἐμνήσθην : seq. ἐνώπιον , c. gen. pers. (cf. Ezekiel 18:22), Acts 10:31, Revelation 16:19 (cf. ἀνα -, ἐπ -ανα -, ὑπο - μιμνήσκω . The tenses of this verb are from the older μνάομαι ).†

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The phrase ἐκ νεότητος, ";from youth upwards,"; as in Mark 10:20 al., is found as early as Homer (ll. xiv. 86) : cf. P Tebt II. 276.39 (astrological—ii/iii A.D.) ἀπὸ νε [ότ ]η ̣τ ̣ο ̣ς ̣, PSI VI. 685.7 (iv/A.D.) ἐν τῷ τῆς νεότ ?]ητός μου χρόνῳ, and Kaibel 322.3 τήνδ ἄρ᾽ ἐμὴν νεότητα πατὴρ Παιδέρως ἐνέγραψεν (";imaginem iuvenilem";). See also Didache iv. 9 ἀπὸ νεότητος διδάξεις τὸν φόβον τοῦ θεοῦ. As showing that νεότης (1 Timothy 4:12) may cover mature age, see Ramsay cited s.v. νέος, and cf. Iren. c. Haer. ii. 22 ";triginta annorum aetas prima indolis est iuvenis et extenditur usque ad quadragesimum annum."; MGr νιότη, ";youth.";


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