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Strong's #3887 - παραμένω

from (G3844) and (G3306)
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  1. to remain beside, continue always near
  2. to survive, remain alive
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Strong #: 3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  
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1 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
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Philippians 1
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Hebrews 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. παρμένω Pi. P. 8.40, S. Ichn. 169 (trim.):

stay beside or near, stand by, οὐδέ τις αὐτῷ Ἀργείων παρέμεινε Il. 11.402, cf. 15.400; παράμεινον τὸν βίον ἡμῖν Ar. Pax 1108 (hex.), cf. Pl. Ap. 39e, al.; of slaves, remain, stay, opp. δραπετεύω, ἀποδιδράσκω, Id. Men. 97d, X. Oec. 3.4; in Law, of slaves whose manumission was deferred, SIG 1208 (Thespiae, ii B. C.), etc.: hence Παρμένων, Trusty, as a slave's name, Men. Sam. 302, etc. II abs., stand one's ground, stand fast, Il. 13.151, cf. Hdt. 1.82, 6.14, Ar. Pl. 440, etc.; more fully, μάχαις τλάμονι ψυχᾷ π. Pi. P. 1.48; παρμένοντας αἰχμᾷ ib. 8.40; εὐανθεῖ ἐν ὀργᾷ π. ib. 1.89; πρὸς τὰ ὑπόλοιπα τῶν ἔργων Th. 3.10; ἀδύνατός εἰμι.. παραμένειν to remain with the army, Id. 7.15; offortune, remain steady. παραμένει γὰρ οὐδὲ ἕν Men. 51.

2. stay at a place, stay behind or at home, Hdt. 1.64, Antipho 5.13, And. 1.2.

3. survive, remain alive, Hdt. 1.30.

4. of things, endure, last, Id. 3.57, etc.; ἀεὶ παραμένουσα [ἡ φύσις ] E. El. 942; π. ἡ πολιτεία Lys. 25.28; αἱ εὐπραγίαι Isoc. 7.13; ἡ ὑγίεια X. Cyr. 1.6.17, etc.; δίχα τῆς σφοδρότητος π. τὸ μέγεθος Longin. 9.13; of money, stay by one, last for ever, Alex. 281, Timocl. 9.1, Men. 128.2; of wine, last, keep good, εἰς τριγονίαν π. ἐν ἀπιττώτοις ἄγγεσι Str. 11.10.1, cf. Ostr.Bodl. i 145 (iii/ii B. C.), Plu. 2.655f.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραμένω; future παραμένω; 1 aorist participle παραμείνας; from Homer down; to remain beside, continue always near (cf. παρά, IV. 1): Hebrews 7:23; opposed to ἀπεληλυθεναι, James 1:25 (and continues to do so, not departing till all stains are washed away, cf. James 1:24); with one, πρός τινα, 1 Corinthians 16:6; τίνι (as often in Greek authors), to survive, remain alive (Herodotus 1, 30), Philippians 1:25 L T Tr WH (where Lightfoot: "παραμένω is relative, while μένω is absolute." Compare: συμ(παραμένω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρα -μένω ,

[in LXX: Proverbs 12:7, Da TH Daniel 11:17 (H5975), etc.;]

to remain beside or near: Hebrews 7:23, James 1:25; of remaining alive, 1 Corinthians 16:6 (WH, κατα -), Philippians 1:25 (cf. συμ -παραμένω ).†

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

πειράω, usually found in mid. or pass, with act. meaning ";try,"; ";attempt,"; is confined to Acts 26:21 in NT, but can be freely illustrated from the Κοινή, e.g. PSI VI. 604.16 (iii/B.C.) πειράσομαι ἀνέγκλητος εἶναι, P Vat A.17 (B.C. 168) (= UPZ i. P. 303) ἀλλὰ πᾶς τις πειρᾶται, ὁπηνίκ᾽ ἂν ἐκ κινδὑνων διασωθῆι, ταχέως παραγίνεσθαι, ";but everyone tries, whenever he has been delivered out of dangers, to come home quickly,"; P Par 49.7 (B.C. 161) (= UPZ i. p. 308) πεπείραμαι (cf. 1Ki. 17:39 [MT 1 Samuel 17:39]) . . . εἰς πᾶν τό σοι χρήσιμον ἐμαυτὸν ἐπιδιδόναι, P Fay 124.7 (ii/A.D.) νῦν οὖν πάλειν ἐπιράθην (cf. 1 Maccabees 12:10) γράφιν σ [ο ]ι, ";so now again I attempt to write to you,"; PSI IV. 299.18 (iii/A.D.) αὐτὸς δὲ πειρῶμαι, ἐπὰν πλοίου εὐπορηθῶ, καταλαβεῖν ὑμᾶς, and P Oxy I. 71i. 10 (A.D. 303) ἐπειράθη μέν τινα κακουργίαν ἐπὶ ἀποστερέσι τῇ ἡμετέρᾳ ποιήσασθαι διὰ τὸ ἀγράμματόν με εἶναι, ";he attempted, owing to my being illiterate, to commit a fraud to my detriment"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
παραμεινας παραμείνας παραμείνη παραμενειν παραμένειν παραμενούσι παραμενω παραμενώ παραμενῶ parameinas parameínas paramenein paraménein parameno paramenô paramenō paramenō̂
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