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Entry for Strong's #2310 - θεμέλιος

Transliteration
themélios
Phonetics
them-el'-ee-os  
Word Origin
from a derivative of (5087)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
3:63,322
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. laid down as a foundation, the foundation (of a building, wall, city)
  2. metaph. the foundations, beginnings, first principals
    1. of institution or system of truth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 759 ‑ אַרְמוֹן (ar‑mone');  787 ‑ אשׁ (ohsh);  3245 ‑ יָסַד (yaw‑sad');  3245 ‑ יָסַד (yaw‑sad');  3411 ‑ יְרֵכָה (yer‑ay‑kaw');  4144 ‑ מוֹסָד (mo‑sawd');  4725 ‑ מְקֹמָה ((1,2) maw‑kome', (3,4) mek‑o‑mah');  6194 ‑ עֲרֵמָה (aw‑rame', ar‑ay‑maw');  8482 ‑ תַּחְתִּי (takh‑tee');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (16) NAS (16) HCS (16)
Luke 3
Acts 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
Revelation 2
Luke 3
Acts 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
Revelation 2
Luke 3
Acts 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
Revelation 3
BYZ TIS TR
N-APM 2
N-APN 1
N-ASM 8
N-DSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 2
N-APM 2
N-APN 1
N-ASM 7
N-DSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 2
N-APM 2
N-APN 1
N-ASM 8
N-DSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 2
NA WH
N-APM 2
N-APN 1
N-ASM 5
N-ASN 2
N-DSN 1
N-GSN 1
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 2
N-APM 2
N-APN 1
N-ASM 8
N-DSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θεμέλῐ-ος, ον,

I of or for the foundation, λίθοι Ar. Av. 1137; οἰκόπεδα D.S. 5.66: abs., θεμέλιος (sc. λίθος), , foundation-stone, Arist. Ph. 237b13, Metaph. 1013a5: metaph., τῆς τέχνης θ. Macho ap. Ath. 8.346a; θ. ἀγνοίας Ph. 1.266; οἱ θ. ἐκ παντοίων λίθων ὑπόκεινται the foundations, Th. 1.93; τοὺς θ. ἐκ τῶν λίθων οἰκοδομεῖσθαι Arist. PA 668a19: metaph., προλιπεῖντοὺς προγονικοὺς θ. SIG 888.70(Scaptopara, iii A.D.): also neut. θεμέλιον Arist. APo. 95b37 (s.v.l.), PPetr. 3p.121 (iii B.C.), al.: pl., τὰ θ. Arist. Ph. 200a4, PCair.Zen. 176.71 (iii B.C.),al., Paus. 8.32.1: metaph., τὰ ὑποβληθέντα θ., of the foundations of the world, Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.38U.: gender indeterminate, μὴ ὑποκειμένων.. θ. X. Eq. 1.2; ἐκ τῶν θ. from the foundations, Th. 3.68 (also sg., ἐνέπρησαν [οἰκίαν] ἐκ θεμελίου BGU 909.17 (iv A.D.)): metaph., ἐκθ. ἐσφαλμένοι Plb. 5.93.2, etc.; ἄρδην καὶ ἐκ θ. ἀπόλλυσθαι Hdn. 8.3.2; also ἀνεκτίσθη τὸ τεῖχος ἐκ θεμελείων (sic) Supp.Epigr. 2.480(Kuban, iv A.D.).

II θεμέλια, τά, buildingsites, Ptol. Tetr. 174, cf. Vett.Val. 82.24,al.

III Subst., the fourth τόπος,= ἀντιμεσουράνημα, Herm.Trism. in Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(3).101, cf. 8(4).241.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θεμέλιος, θεμέλιον (θέμα (i. e. thing laid down)), laid down as a foundation, belonging to a foundation (Diodorus 5, 66; θεμέλιοι λίθοι, Aristophanes av. 1137); generally as a substantive, θεμέλιος (namely, λίθος) (1 Corinthians 3:11; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 21:19), and τό θεμέλιον (rarely so in Greek writings, as (Aristotle, phys. auscult. 2, 9, p. 200a, 4); Pausanias, 8, 32, 1; (others)), the foundation (of a building, wall, city): properly, Luke 6:49; τιθέναι θεμέλιον, Luke 6:48; Luke 14:29; plural οἱ θεμέλιοι (chiefly so in Greek writings), Hebrews 11:10; Revelation 21:14, 19; neuter τό θεμέλια, Acts 16:26 (and often in the Sept.); metaphorically, the foundations, beginnings, first principles, of an institution or system of truth: 1 Corinthians 3:10, 12; the rudiments, first principles, of Christian life and knowledge, Hebrews 6:1 (μετανοίας genitive of apposition (Winer's Grammar, 531 (494))); a course of instruction begun by a teacher, Romans 15:20; Christ is called the θεμέλιος, i. e. faith in him, which is like a foundation laid in the soul on which is built up the fuller and richer knowledge of saving truth, 1 Corinthians 3:11; τῶν ἀποστόλων (genitive of apposition, on account of what follows: ὄντος ... Χριστοῦ (others say genitive of origin, see ἐποικοδομέω; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 1; Meyer or Ellicott at the passage)), of the apostles as preachers of salvation, upon which foundation the Christian church has been built, Ephesians 2:20; a solid and stable spiritual possession, on which resting as on a foundation they may strive to lay hold on eternal life, 1 Timothy 6:19; the church is apparently called θεμέλιος as the foundation of the 'city of God,' 2 Timothy 2:19, cf. 2 Timothy 2:20 and 1 Timothy 3:15. (the Sept. several times also for אַרְמון, a palace, Isaiah 25:2; Jeremiah 6:5; Amos 1:4, etc.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θεμέλιος , -ον

(< τίθημι ),

[in LXX for H759, H4144, etc.;]

of or for a foundation; as subst., ὁ θ . (sc. λίθος ), a foundation stone, foundation: Luke 6:48-49; Luke 14:29 (but v. Deiss., BS, 123); pl., οἰ θ . (cl.), Hebrews 11:10 Revelation 21:14; Revelation 21:19; neut., τὸ θ . (Arist., Phys., vi, 6, 10, LXX and later writers), Acts 16:26; metaph., Romans 15:20, 1 Corinthians 3:10-12 Ephesians 2:20, 1 Timothy 6:19, 2 Timothy 2:19, Hebrews 6:1.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The neut. τὸ θεμέλιον can be seen in P Petr II. 14(3).2 (as completed Introd. p. 30—iii/B.C.) εἰς ? τὸ θεμέλιον ψύξαι, ";for drying the foundation,"; ib. III. 46(4).4 τοῖς τὸ θεμ ̣ε ̣λ ̣ιον ὀρύξασι ε ̄, ";to those who dug the foundation, 5 (drachmae),"; and the plur., as in Acts 16:26 (cf. Proverbs 8:29), in P Strass I. 9.8 (c. A.D. 307 or 352) πηχισμ ̣οῖς καὶ θεμελίοις καὶ τίχεσιν, and P Lond ?121.519 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 101) καὶ ἐκεινήθη τῆς γῆς τὰ δ ̄ θεμείλια. In P Magd 27.4 (B.C. 218) βιάζεταί με πλίνθον προσ [ ]γων καὶ θεμέλιον σκάπτων ὥστε οἰκοδομεῖν, the gender is indeterminable, as in a number of the NT passages. So Chrest. II. 68.11 (A.D. 14) οὓς καὶ ἀνοικοδόμησα ἐπὶ τῶι [ἀρχ ]α [ ]ωι θεμελίωι, P Lond 991.10 (vi/A.D.) (=III. p. 258) ἀπὸ θεμελίου ἕως ἀέρως, Michel 1185.3 (ii/B.C.) ἐκ θεμελίω. For the LXX usage, see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 154 f., and cf. Moeris p. 185; θεμέλιον καὶ θεμέλια, οὐδετέρως, Ἀττικῶς.

 

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θεμελια θεμέλια θεμέλιά θεμελιοι θεμέλιοι θεμελιον θεμέλιον θεμελιος θεμέλιος θεμελιου θεμελίου θεμελιους θεμελίους θεμελιω θεμελιώ θεμελίῳ θεμελίων themelia themélia themelio themeliō themelioi themelíoi themelíōi themélioi themelion themélion themelios themélios themeliou themelíou themelious themelíous
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