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Entry for Strong's #3358 - μέτρον

Transliteration
métron
Phonetics
met'-ron  
Word Origin
an apparently primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
4:632,590
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. measure, an instrument for measuring
    1. a vessel for receiving and determining the quantity of things, whether dry or liquid
    2. a graduated staff for measuring, a measuring rod
    3. proverbially, the rule or standard of judgment
  2. determined extent, portion measured off, measure or limit
    1. the required measure, the due, fit, measure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 374 ‑ אֶפָה (ay‑faw', ay‑faw');  374 ‑ אֶפָה (ay‑faw', ay‑faw');  520 ‑ אַמָּה (am‑maw');  1323 ‑ בַּת (bath);  3027 ‑ יָד (yawd);  4060 ‑ מִדָּה (mid‑daw');  4884 ‑ מְשׂוּרָה (mes‑oo‑raw');  5429 ‑ סְאָה (seh‑aw');  6957 ‑ קָו (kav, kawv);  7991 ‑ שָׁלֹשׁ (shaw‑leesh', shaw‑loshe', shaw‑loshe');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (13) NAS (14) HCS (13)
Matthew 2
Mark 1
Luke 1
John 1
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Revelation 1
Matthew 2
Mark 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Revelation 1
Matthew 2
Mark 1
Luke 2
John 1
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Revelation 2
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASN 8
N-DSN 4
N-GSN 2
N-ASN 8
N-DSN 4
N-GSN 2
N-ASN 7
N-DSN 4
N-GSN 2
NA WH
N-ASN 8
N-DSN 4
N-GSN 2
N-ASN 8
N-DSN 4
N-GSN 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μέτρον, τό,

that by which anything is measured:

I

1. measure, rule, μέτρ' ἐν χερσὶν ἔχοντες Il. 12.422; ἐν μέτροισι ταμὼν δόνακας h.Merc. 47; πάντ' ἄνδρα πάντων χρημάτων μ. εἶναι is a measure of all things, Pl. Tht. 183c, cf. Protag. ap. Arist. Metaph. 1053a36; μ. αὐτῷ οὐχ ἡ ψυχή, ἀλλ' ὁ νόμος X. Cyr. 1.3.18. Math., measure, divisor, Eratosth. ap. Nicom. Ar. 1.13, etc.

2. measure of content, whether solid or liquid, δῶκεν μέθυ, χίλια μ. Il. 7.471; εἴκοσι δ' ἔστω μ... ἀλφίτου Od. 2.355; ὕδατος ἀνὰ εἴκοσι μ. χεῦε 9.209, cf. Il. 23.268, 741, Hes. Op. 350, 600, etc.; at Samos, of the μέδιμνος, SIG 976.55 (ii B.C.); in Egypt, of the ἀρτάβη, μ. δοχικόν PTeb. 11.6 (ii B.C.); also of smaller units, as μ. ἑξαχοίνικον ib. 105.40 (ii B.C.); μέτροις καὶ σταθμοῖς by measure and weight, Decr. ap. And. 1.83; in the widest sense, either weight or measure, Φείδωνος τοῦ τὰ μ. ποιήσαντος Πελοποννησίοισι Hdt. 6.127; μ. οἰνηρά, σιτηρά, Arist. EN 1135a2; Κιλικίῳ μ. μετρεῖν OGI 579.2 (Cilicia).

3. any space measured or measurable, length, size, in pl., dimensions, μέτρα κελεύθου the length of the way, Od. 4.389; μέτρα θαλάσσης Hes. Op. 648, Orac. ap. Hdt. 1.47; μορφῆς μέτρα bodily dimensions, E. Alc. 1063; τὰ μ. τοῦ λίθου its distances from a given point in given directions, its position, Hdt. 2.121. ά, cf. Pl. Lg. 843e, Plu. Sol. 23; ἄστρων μέτρα S. Fr. 432.8; ἀπέχει.. θαλάσσης μέτρον ἑξήκοντα σταδίους Th. 8.95; τῷ Ἴστρῳ ἐκ τῶν ἴσων μ. ὁρμᾶται [ὁ Νεῖλος ] starts from the same distances as (i.e. the position corresponding to the source of) the Ister, Hdt. 2.33; εἰδέναι τὴν ἑαυτοῦ χώραν μέτρῳ καὶ τόπῳ X. Cyr. 8.5.3; ἐντὸς τῶν μ. τετμημένον μέταλλον Hyp. Eux. 35; later of Time, duration, μέτρα βίοιο ἄρκια APl. 4.333 (Antiphil.); ἐτέων μέτρα, ὡράων μέτρον, AP 7.334,9.481; μέτρα ἐνιαυτῶν, νυκτός, Arat. 464.731; χρονικὰ μ. Simp. in de An. 299.37. limit, goal, ὅρμου μ. the goal which is the mooring-place, Od. 13.101; ἥβης μ. ἱκέσθαι the term which is puberty, Il. 11.225, Hes. Op. 132; but, ἥβης μ. ἔχειν full measure of youthful vigour, ib. 438, Thgn. 1119; σοφίης, γνωμοσύνης μ. Sol. 13.52, 16.2.

4. due measure or limit, proportion, μέτρα φυλάσσεσθαι Hes. Op. 694; χρὴ κατ' αὐτὸν παντὸς ὁρᾶν μέτρον Pi. P. 2.34; μέτρα μὲν γνώμᾳ διώκων, μέτρα δὲ καὶ κατέχων Id. I. 6(5).71; κατὰ μέτρον Hes. Op. 720; πίνειν ὑπὲρ μέτρον Thgn. 498; προστιθεὶς μ. A. Ch. 797 (lyr.); τί μ. κακότατος ἔφυ; S. El. 236 (lyr.); μ. ἔχει have a moderating power, Pl. Lg. 836a; πλέον πίνειν τοῦ μέτρου Id. R. 621a; μ. ἔχειν Id. Lg. 957a; μέτρῳ, = μετρίως, καταβαίνειν Pi. P. 8.78; οὐδεὶς τῷ μ. τὸ πίνειν ἔστεργε Alciphr. 3.32.

5. τίς ἱππείοις ἐν ἔντεσσιν μέτρα.. ἐπέθηκ ' checks, i.e. bits, Pi. O. 13.20.

II

1. metre, Ar. Nu. 638, 641, etc.; opp. μέλος (music) and ῥυθμός (time), Pl. Grg. 502c, etc.; λόγους ψιλοὺς εἰς μέτρα τιθέντες putting into verse, Id. Lg. 669d; τὰ ἐν μέτρῳ πεποιημένα ἔπη X. Mem. 1.2.21.

2. pl., verses, Pl. Ly. 205a. (I.- E. *métro-m from *métro-m 'measuring instrument', cf. Goth. mitan 'measure'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μέτρον, μέτρου, τό, the Sept. chiefly for מִדָּה (cf. μήτηρ), measure;

1. an instrument for measuring;

a. a vessel for receiving and determining the quantity of things, whether dry or liquid: in proverbial discourse, μέτρειν μέτρῳ, of the measure of the benefits which one confers on others, Luke 6:38; μέτρον πεπιεσμένον καί σεσαλευμένον, figuratively equivalent to most abundant requital, ibid.; πληροῦν τό μέτρον τῶν πατέρων, to add what is lacking in order to fill up their ancestors' prescribed number of crimes, Matthew 23:32 (see πληρόω, 2 a.); ἐκ μέτρου (A. V. by measure; see ἐκ, V. 3) i. e. sparingly, John 3:34 (also ἐν μέτρῳ, Ezekiel 4:11).

b. a graduated staff for measuring, measuring-rod: Revelation 21:15; with ἀνθρώπου added (man's measure), such as men use, Revelation 21:17; hence, in proverbial discourse, the rule or standard of judgment: Matthew 7:2; Mark 4:24.

2. determined extent, portion measured off, measure or limit: with a genitive of the thing received, Romans 12:3; 2 Corinthians 10:13; (Ephesians 4:7); ἐν μέτρῳ, in proportion to the measure (cf. Winers Grammar, § 48, a. 3 b. and see ἐνέργεια; others, in due measure), Ephesians 4:16; the required measure, the due, fit, measure: τῆς ἡλικίας, the proper i. e. ripe, full age (see ἡλικία, 1 c.) (of a man), Ephesians 4:13 (ἡβης, Homer, Iliad 11, 225; Odyssey 11, 317; Solon 5, 52 (Poet. Min. Gr. (edited by Gaisford) 3:135)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μέτρον , -ου , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H4060, also for H374, etc.;]

1. that which is used for measuring, a measure;

(a) a vessel: fig., Matthew 23:32, Luke 6:38; ἐκ μ ., by measure, John 3:34;

(b) a rod or rule: Revelation 21:15; Revelation 21:17; fig., Matthew 7:2, Mark 4:24.

2. That which is measured, measure: c. gen. rei, Romans 12:3, 2 Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 4:7; Ephesians 4:13; Ephesians 4:16.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

μύλος, ";a mill,"; as in Matthew 24:41, Revelation 18:22, occurs in P Oxy II. 278.17 (a lease—A.D. 17), where it is laid down—μετὰ τὸν χρόνον ἀπ [οκα ]ταστησάτωι ὁ μα ̣νης τὸν μύλον ὑγιῆι καὶ ἀσινῆι, οἷον καὶ παρείληφεν, ";at the end of the time the servant shall restore the mill safe and uninjured in the condition in which he received it"; (Edd.). With the μύλος ὀνικός (Mark 9:42), cf. P Ryl II. 167.10 (A.D. 39) μυλαῖον ἐνεργὸν ἐν ᾧ μύλοι Θηβαικοὶ τρεῖς σὺν κώπαις καὶ τραπέζαις, ";a mill in full working order, containing 3 Theban millstones, with handles and nether-stones"; (Edd.), and similarly BGU IV. 1067.5 (A.D. 101–2). See also the new compound μυλονικός in P Lond 335.7 (A.D. 166–7 or 198–9) (= II. p. 191). Μυλοκόπος, ";mill-stone-worker,"; is found in P Tebt II. 278.12 (early i/A.D.).

 

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μέτρα μέτροις μετρον μέτρον μετρου μέτρου μετρω μέτρω μέτρῳ μέτρων metro metrō métroi métrōi metron métron metrou métrou
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