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Entry for Strong's #3196 - μέλος

Transliteration
mélos
Phonetics
mel'-os  
Word Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
4:555,577
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a member, limb: a member of the human body
    1. of bodies given up to criminal intercourse, because they are as it were members belonging to the harlot's body
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1899 ‑ הֶגֶה (heh'‑geh);  5409 ‑ נֵתַח (nay'‑thakh);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (34) NAS (34) HCS (33)
Matthew 2
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 10
Ephesians 2
Colossians 1
James 3
Matthew 2
Romans 6
1 Corinthians 10
Ephesians 2
Colossians 1
James 3
Matthew 2
Romans 10
1 Corinthians 16
Ephesians 2
James 3
BYZ TIS TR
N-APN 10
N-DPN 5
N-GPN 2
N-NPN 12
N-NSN 5
N-APN 10
N-DPN 5
N-GPN 2
N-NPN 12
N-NSN 5
N-APN 10
N-DPN 5
N-GPN 2
N-NPN 12
N-NSN 5
NA WH
N-APN 10
N-DPN 5
N-GPN 2
N-NPN 12
N-NSN 5
N-APN 10
N-DPN 5
N-GPN 2
N-NPN 12
N-NSN 5


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μέλος, εος, τό,

1. limb, in early writers always in pl., Il. 7.131, Pi. N. 1.47, etc. (κατὰ μέλος is corrupt for κατὰ μέρος in h.Merc. 419); μελέων ἔντοσθε within my bodily frame, A. Pers. 991 (lyr.), cf. Eu. 265 (lyr.); κατὰ μέλη (-εα) limb by limb, like μελεϊστί, Pi. O. 1.49, Hdt. 1.119; τὰ τοῦ σώματος μέλη καὶ μέρη Pl. Lg. 795e; μέλη ποιεῖν dismember, LXX 2 Maccabees 1:16 : later in sg., AP 9.141, Gal. UP 12.3,al.; ἡ κατὰ μέλος τομή Str. 2.1.30.

2. metaph., ἐσμὲν.. ἀλλήλων μέλη Romans 12:5.

3. features, form, οὐκέτ' ἐγὼ.. γονέων μ. ὄψομαι BMus.Inscr. 1077 (Sudan). esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, first in h.Hom. 19.16 (pl.), of the nightingale (the Hom. word being μολπή), cf. Thgn. 761, etc.; μέλη βοῶν ἄναυλα S. Fr. 699; esp. of lyric poetry, τὸ Ἀρχιλόχου μ. Pi. O. 9.1; ἐν μέλεϊ ποιέειν to write in lyric strain, Hdt. 5.95, cf. 2.135; ἐν μέλει ἤ τινι ἄλλῳ μέτρῳ Pl. R. 607d, cf. D.H. Comp. 11; Ἀδμήτου μ. Cratin. 236; μέλη, τά, lyric poetry, choral songs,

1. opp. Epic or Dramatic verse, Pl. R. 379a, 607a, al.; [ μ.] ἐκ τριῶν συγκείμενον, λόγου τε καὶ ἁρμονίας καὶ ῥυθμοῦ ib. 398d. lyric portion of the Comic παράβασις, Heph. Poëm. 8.2.

2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist. Po. 1450a14; opp. ῥυθμός, μέτρον, Pl. Grg. 502c; opp. ῥυθμός, ῥῆμα, Id. Lg. 656c; Κρητικόν, Καρικόν, Ἰωνικὸν μ., Cratin. 222, Pl.Com. 69.12, 14: metaph., ἐν μέλει properly, correctly, ἐν μ. φθέγγεσθαι Pl. Sph. 227d; παρὰ μέλος incorrectly, inopportunely, πὰρ μ. ἔρχομαι Pi. N. 7.69; παρὰ μ. φθέγξασθαι Pl. Phlb. 28b, Lg. 696d; παρὰ μέλος λαμπρύνεσθαι Arist. EN 1123a22, cf. EE 1233a39.

3. melody of an instrument, φόρμιγξ δ' αὖ φθέγγοιθ' ἱερὸν μ. ἠδὲ καὶ αὐλός Thgn. 761; αὐλῶν πάμφωνον μ. Pi. P. 12.19; πηκτίδων μέλη S. Fr. 241: generally, tone, μ. βοῆς E. El. 756. [In h.Merc. 502 θεὸς δ' ὑπὸ καλὸν ἄεισεν must be read for θεὸς δ' ὑπὸ μέλος ἄεισεν, and Ἕλλησιν δ' ᾄδων μέλεα καὶ ἐλέγους is corrupt in Epigr. ap. Paus. 10.7.6.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μέλος, μελους, τό (from Homer down), a member, limb: properly, a member of the human body, Romans 12:4; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 14, 18-20, 25; James 3:5; τά μελα τοῦ σώματος, 1 Corinthians 12:12, 22; μου, σου, ἡμῶν, ὑμῶν, Matthew 5:29; Romans 6:13, 19; Romans 7:5, 23; Colossians 3:5; James 3:6; James 4:1; πόρνης μέλη is said of bodies given up to criminal intercourse, because they are as it were members belonging to the harlot's body, 1 Corinthians 6:15. Since Christians are closely united by the bond of one and the same spirit both among themselves and with Christ as the head, their fellowship is likened to the body, and individual Christians are metaphorically, styled μέλη — now one of another, ἀλλήλων: Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:25; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 46, 7 [ET] (cf. Fritzsche, Commentary on Romans iii., p. 45) — now of the mystical body, i. e. the church: 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30 (cf. WH marginal reading); τά σώματα of Christians are called μέλη, of Christ, because the body is the abode of the spirit of Christ and is consecrated to Christ's service, 1 Corinthians 6:15.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μέλος , -ους , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5409;]

a member, limb of the body: 1 Corinthians 12:14; 1 Corinthians 12:19; 1 Corinthians 12:26 Ephesians 4:16 (WH, mg.), James 3:5; pl. (as always in cl.), τὰ μ . : Matthew 5:29-30, Romans 6:13; Romans 6:19; Romans 7:5; Romans 7:23; Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12 ff, Colossians 3:5, James 3:6; James 4:1. Metaph., πόρνης , 1 Corinthians 6:15; of Christians, μ . ἀλλήλων , Romans 12:5, Ephesians 4:25; Χριστοῦ , 1 Corinthians 6:15; σώματος Χριστοῦ , 1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 5:30.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt II. 331.11 (c. A.D. 131) ]πήνεγκά [ν μο ]ι ̣ πληγὰς εἰς πᾶν μέλ [ο ]ς το [ῦ σ ]ώματος, ";belaboured me with blows on every limb of my body"; (Edd.) : cf. P Lips I. 37.21 (A.D. 389). Cf. also Kaibel 547.7 (i/A.D.) πνεῦμα με [λ ]ῶν ἀπέλυε, ib. 261.22 (ii/A.D.) ψυχῆς ἐκ μελέων ἀπ [ο ]πταθείσης.

 

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μέλει μέλεσί μελεσιν μέλεσιν μέλεσίν μελη μέλη μελος μέλος μελων μελών μελῶν mele melē méle mélē melesin mélesin mélesín melon melôn melōn melō̂n melos mélos
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