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Strong's #4590 - Σήμ

of Hebrew origin (H8035)
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Shem meaning "name"
  1. the eldest son of Noah
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8034 ‑ שֵׁם (shame);  
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

Σήμ (in Josephus, Σημας), (שֵׁם, 'name,' 'sign,' 'celebrity'; but variously explained)), Shem, the eldest son of Noah: Luke 3:36.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Σήμ , ,


(Heb. H8035), Shem: Luke 3:36.†

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

";seed"; : P Cairo Zen I. 59097.10 (B.C. 257) χόρτου σπέρμα, P Par 63.110 (B.C. 165) (= P Petr III. p. 28) τὰ σπέρματα κατενεγκεῖν εἰς τοὺς ἀγρούς, ";to carry the seed to the fields,"; BGU II. 597.11 (A.D. 75) ἀλλαξέτω σε αὐτὸν (sc. σάκκον) Πασίων καλοῖς σπέρμασει (= σι), P Tebt II. 341.5 (A.D. 140–1) δεήσι ἐπισταλῆναι εἰς δάνε [ι ]α σπέρματα (l. σπερμάτων) κατασπ [ο ]ρᾶς τοῦ ἐνεστῶτος δ ̄ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος. . ., ";it will be necessary to send on account of loans of seed-corn for the sowing of the present 4th year of Antoninus Caesar . . ."; (Edd.), and P Oxy I. 117.11 (ii/iii A.D.) σπέρματα σικυδίων σπουδαῖα ἔπεμψα ὑμεῖν, ";I send you some good melon seeds"; (Edd.).

For σπέρμα in the singular in Galatians 3:16, see Milligan Documents, p. 105; and for the subst. σπερματισμός see P Lond 604.3 (A.D. 47) (= III. p. 71). We may note the proverb Kaibel 1038.8 εῖς ] πέλαγος σπέρμα βα [λεῖν, of vain and empty toil, and Musonius p. 8.1 πρὸς καλοκἀγαθίαν καὶ σπέρμα ἀρετῆς. On the use of ἄτεκνος in Luke 20:29 as compared with οὐκ ἀφῆκεν σπέρμα in the parallel Mark 12:20 (cf. Matthew 22:25), see H. Pernot La Langue des Évangiles (Paris, 1927), p. 17.


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
Σημ Σήμ Σὴμ σημαίαν Sem Sēm Sḗm
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