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Strong's #3420 - μνήμη

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feminine noun
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  1. memory, remembrance
  2. mention: to remember a thing, call to remembrance
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Strong #: 2143 ‑ זֶֶכֶר (zay'‑ker, zeh'‑ker);  2146 ‑ זִכָּרוֹן (zik‑rone');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. μνάμα, ἡ, (μνάομαι)


1. remembrance, memory of a person or thing, abs. or c. gen., κακῶν μ. γίνεται οὐδεμία Thgn. 798; οὔτ' ἀγαθῶν μνήμην εἰδότες οὔτε κακῶν Id. 1114; τῶν ἐμῶν μνάμα ποκ' ἐσσεῖται πόνων Epich. 254; λείπεσθαι ἀθάνατον μ. (sc. ἑαυτοῦ) Hdt. 4.144; μ. ἔχειν τινός S. OT 1246, OC 509, etc.; τάφου μ. τίθεσθαι E. Ph. 1585; οἱ ἄνθρωποι πρὸς ἃ ἔπασχον τὴν μ. ἐποιοῦντο made their recollections suit their sufferings, Th. 2.54; μνήμην πεποίηκεν has made [him] remembered, Arist. Rh. 1414a6: pl., ἀγήρατοι μνῆμαι Lys. 2.79; of the dead, μακαρίας μνήμης, θείας μνήμης, IG 7.175 (Megara), Just. Nov. 43 Praef., etc.; κρατίστης μνήμης Wilcken Chr. 26.30 (ii A. D.); μνήμης ἀρίστης IG 7.2808.6 (Hyettus, iii A. D.).

2. memory as a power of the mind, Simon. 146, etc.; μνήμην ἁπάντων μουσομήτορ' ἐργάνην A. Pr. 461; proper to animals, opp. ἀνάμνησις, of man, Pl. Phlb. 34c, cf. μνημονεύω 1.2; εἰπεῖν τι μνήμης ἄπο from memory, S. OT 1131; ἐν μνήμῃ λαβεῖν Pl. Ti. 26b; φυλάξαι τῇ μ. Id. Lg. 783c; εἰς μ. ἀναληπτέον ib. 864b; ἐφ' ὅσον μ. ἀνθρώπων ἐφικνεῖται X. Cyr. 5.5.8; φέρειν ἐν μ. Men. Mon. 435: pl., αἱ πολλαὶ μ. τοῦ αὐτοῦ πράγματος μιᾶς ἐμπειρίας δύναμιν ἀποτελοῦσιν all the memories, acts of memory, Arist. Metaph. 980b29, cf. APo. 100a5; powers of memory, Id. Rh. 1362b24 (s. v. l.).

3. memorial, record, κυπαρίττιναι μνῆμαι εἰς τὸν ἔπειτα χρόνον καταγεγραμμέναι Pl. Lg. 741c; μνῆμαι ἐν μέτροις καὶ ἄνευ μέτρων inscriptions, Arist. Rh. 1361a34; μ. μυθολόγος mythological record, history, Call. Aet. 3.1.55, cf. Gal. Sect.Intr. 2.

II mention, notice of a thing, μ. ποιεῖσθαί τινος Hdt. 1.15, etc.; μ. ποιήσασθαι περί or ὑπέρ τινος, Plb. 2.7.12, 2.71.1; ἡ ὑπὲρ τῶν δικαίων μ. D.S. 15.52; μ. ἔχειν τινός Hdt. 1.14, etc. (cf. supr. 1); μ. ἐπασκέειν Id. 2.77.

III μνήμη βασίλειος the imperial cabinet or archives, τῆς β. μ. προεστώς, = Lat. a memoria, Hdn. 4.8.4, cf. D.C. 76.14 (prob.). = cross μνῆμα, tomb, AJP 48.18 (Rome).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μνήμη, μνήμης, (μνάομαι);

a. memory, remembrance;

b. mention: μνήμην ποιεῖσθαι τίνος, to remember a thing, call it to remembrance, 2 Peter 1:15; the same expression occurs in Greek writings from Herodotus down, but in the sense of Latinmentionem facere, to make mention of a thing.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μνήμη , -ης ,

(< μνάομαι ),

[in LXX for H2143, H2146;]

memory, remembrance, mention: μ . ποιεῖσθαι , c. gen., to remember, 2 Peter 1:15 (but in c1., Papyri, μ . Papyri more freq. = to make mention, and so perh. here, cf. Mayor, in l; and for ex. from Papyri, v. Zorell, s.v.).†

SYN.: μνεία G3417, q.v.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT


For this fem, subst. in -ος, it is sufficient to cite P Petr II. 28vii. 9 (iii/B.C.) ἱερᾶς νήσου, BGU IV. 1031.12 (ii/A.D.) ὅρα μὴ ἀμελήσῃς τὸν ἁλοητὸν (";threshing"; ) τῆς νήσου. The word was used (in contrast to ἤπειρος, ";high land"; ) of land flooded by the Nile, and was so designated on account of the canals by which it was intersected (see Preisigke Fachwörter s.v.). In P Oxy VIII. 1101.24 (A.D. 367–70) a Prefect gives orders that in certain circumstances a man should be deported to an island—τοῦτον νῆσον οἰκῆσαι κελεύ [ω. For the form νῆσσον which is read in Acts 13:6 D, see Crönert Mem, Herc. p. 93, and for νησιῶτις used as an adj., see P Grenf II. 15ii. 2 (B.C. 139) γῆς νησιωτίδος. MGr νησί, ";island.";


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List of Word Forms
μνήμη μνημην μνήμην mnemen mnēmēn mnḗmen mnḗmēn
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