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Strong's #3438 - μονή

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3306)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a staying, abiding, dwelling, abode
  2. to make an (one's) abode
  3. metaph. of the God the Holy Spirit indwelling believers
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μονή, ἡ, (μένω)


1. abiding, tarrying, E. Tr. 1129, HF 957, Ar. Av. 418 (lyr.), X. An. 5.1.5, etc.; opp. ἔξοδος, Hdt. 1.94; opp. φορά, Pl. Cra. 437b; opp. κίνησις, Arist. Ph. 205a17; τὴν μονὴν ποιεῖσθαι make delay, tarry, Th. 1.131; μὴ λαμβάνειν μονὴν μηδὲ στάσιν Plb. 4.41.4; μ. τις καὶ στάσις τῆς φωνῆς Aristox. Harm. p.12 M.: pl., Arist. Ph. 230a20; κινήσεις ἢ μοναί Id. de An. 408b18; μονὰς ποιεῖσθαι Str. 1.3.12; persistence, continuance, τοῦ αἰσθήματος Arist. APo. 99b36.

2. permanence, τῆς γῆς Epicur. Nat. 11.10, cf. Dam. Pr. 36.

3. Gramm., preservation, τοῦ ν A.D. Pron. 50.25.


1. stopping-place, station, Paus. 10.31.7; apartment, John 14:2; John 14:23; quarters, billets, OGI 527.5 (Hierapolis).

2. monastery, Just. Nov. 133.1, etc.

III appearance in a court of law, PHib. 93.2, 111.31 (iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μόνη, μόνης, (μένω) (from Herodotus down), a staying, abiding, dwelling, abode: John 14:2; μόνην ποιεῖν (L T Tr WH ποιεῖσθαι, as in Thucydides 1, 131; Josephus, Antiquities 8, 13, 7; 13, 2, 1), to make an (one's) abode, παρά τίνι metaphorically, of God and Christ by their power and spirit exerting a most blessed influence on the souls of believers, John 14:23; see ποιῶ, 1 c.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** μονή , -ῆς ,

(< μένω ),

[in LXX: 1 Maccabees 7:38*;]

1. in cl.,

(a) a staying, abiding;

(b) continuance (LXX, 1 c)

2. In late Gk.,

(a) a statson (Paus.);

(b) an abode: John 14:2; John 14:23;

(c) a monastery (cf. MM, iii, xvi; so in MGr.).†

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

See Ev. Petr. 1 τῶν δὲ Ἰουδαίων οὐδεὶς ἐνίψατο τὰς χεῖρας : ";the callousness of the Jewish leaders is sharply contrasted with the scruples of the Gentile Procurator"; . (Swete ad l.). MGr νίβω (νίβγω).


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
μοναι μοναί μοναὶ μονην μονήν μονὴν μονίμων μονιός monai monaì monen monēn monḕn
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