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Entry for Strong's #3384 - μήτηρ

Transliteration
mḗtēr
Phonetics
may'-tare  
Word Origin
apparently a primary word
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
4:642,592
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a mother
  2. metaph. the source of something, the motherland
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 517 ‑ אֵם (ame);  802 ‑ אִשָּׁה (ish‑shaw', naw‑sheem');  1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  3205 ‑ יָלַד (yaw‑lad');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (85) NAS (84) HCS (83)
Matthew 25
Mark 16
Luke 17
John 9
Acts 4
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 2
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 25
Mark 16
Luke 16
John 9
Acts 4
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 2
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 26
Mark 17
Luke 17
John 11
Acts 4
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 2
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 2
N-ASF 26
N-DSF 12
N-GSF 12
N-NSF 33
N-APF 2
N-ASF 27
N-DSF 11
N-GSF 12
N-NSF 32
N-APF 2
N-ASF 26
N-DSF 12
N-GSF 12
N-NSF 33
NA WH
N-APF 2
N-ASF 26
N-DSF 10
N-GSF 12
N-NSF 32
T-DSF 1
N-APF 2
N-ASF 26
N-DSF 11
N-GSF 12
N-NSF 32


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μήτηρ,

Dor. μάτηρ, ἡ: though parox. in nom., it follows πατήρ in the accent of the obliq. cases, gen. μητερος contr. μητρός, dat. μητέρι, μητρί,

I

1. both forms being found in Hom., but the longer forms rarely in Trag. exc. lyr., as ματέρος A. Supp. 539; ματέρι S. OC 1481; μητέρος in iambics, E. HF 843, Or. 580, Rh. 393: acc. always μητέρα, μητέρας: voc. μῆτερ: — mother, Il. 1.351, etc.; of animals, dam, 17.4, Od. 10.414; of a mother-bird, Il. 2.313; of queen bees, Arist. HA 553a29, etc.; ἀπὸ ματρὸς φίλας, ἐκ ματρός, from one's mother's womb, Pi. P. 5.114, A. Ch. 422 (lyr.): in pl., mother and grandmother, Plu. Agis 9; as an address to elderly women, ὦ μῆτερ D.S. 17.37, cf. Theoc. 15.60, etc.: in titles, μ. πατρίδος, = Mater Patriae, D.C. 58.2; μ. τῶν ἀηττήτων στρατοπέδων, = Mater invictorum castrorum, of Julia Domna, BGU 362 xi 16 (iii A.D.).

2. of lands, μ. μήλων, θηρῶν, mother of flocks, of game, Il. 2.696, 8.47, etc.; freq. of Earth, γῆ πάντων μ. Hes. Op. 563; πὰρ μέσον ὀμφαλὸν εὐδένδροιο.. ματέρος Pi. P. 4.74; γῆ μήτηρ A. Th. 16, etc.; ὦ γαῖα μῆτερ E. Hipp. 601; ἡ Μήτηρ, = Δημήτηρ, τῇ Μητρὶ καὶ τῇ Κούρῃ ὁρτὴν ἄγουσι Hdt. 8.65; also of Rhea, Pi. P. 3.78; ὦ Πὰν.., Ματρὸς μεγάλας ὀπαδέ Id. Fr. 95, cf. E. Hel. 1355 (lyr.); μ. ὀρεία Ar. Av. 746 (lyr.); Γαλλαὶ μητρὸς ὀρείης φιλόθυρσοι δρομάδες Lyr.Adesp. 121; M. θεῶν SIG 1044.8 (Halic., iv B.C.); as title of Isis, PPetr. 3p.2 (cf. p.xi) (iii B.C.).

3. freq. of one's native land, μᾶτερ ἐμά, Θήβα Pi. I. 1.1, cf. P. 8.98, A. Th. 416, Isoc. 4.25; and so, like μητρόπολις, Pi. O. 9.20, cf. 6.100; ἡ Σκῦρος ἀνδρῶν ἀλκίμων μ. S. Ph. 326.

II poet., the origin or source of events, μ. ἀέθλων, of Olympia, Pi. O. 8.1; πειθαρχία γὰρ τῆς εὐπραξίας μ. A. Th. 225; ἡ γνώμη κακῶν μ. S. Ph. 1361; of night, as the mother of day, A. Ag. 265; the grape of wine, Id. Pers. 614, cf. E. Alc. 757; ματέρ' οἰνάνθας ὀπώραν Pi. N. 5.6; Aphrodite of the Loves, Id. Fr. 122.4; φάτις ὦ μᾶτερ αἰσχύνας ἐμᾶς, of a rumour, S. Aj. 174 (lyr.): also in Prose, γεωργίαν τῶν ἄλλων τεχνῶν μητέρα X. Oec. 5.17; πολιτειῶν μητέρες δύο (sc. μοναρχία and δημοκρατία) Pl. Lg. 693d. (Cf. Lat. mater, O E. módor, etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μήτηρ, genitive μητρός, dative μητρί, accusative μητέρα, (from Homer down; from Sanskritma, 'to measure'; but whether denoting the 'moulder,' or the 'manager' is debated; cf. Vanicek, p. 657; Curtius, § 472; (cf. μέτρον)), Hebrew אֵם, a mother; properly: Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:11, and often; tropically, of that which is like a mother: Matthew 12:49; Mark 3:35; John 19:27; Romans 16:13, cf. 1 Timothy 5:2; a city is called μήτηρ τῶν πορνῶν, that produces and harbors the harlots, Revelation 17:5; of a city where races of men (i. e. Christians) originated, Galatians 4:26 (here G T Tr WH omit; L brackets παντον (on the origin of which cf. Lightfoot at the passage)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μήτηρ ,

gen.,

μητρός , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H517;]

mother: Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:11, al.; fig., of one who takes the place of a mother, ἰδοὺ , ἡ μ . μου , Matthew 12:49 (cf. Matthew 12:50, Mark 3:35, John 19:27, Romans 16:13, 1 Timothy 5:2); of a city, ἥτις ἐσὶν μ . ἡμῶν , Galatians 4:26; symbolically of Babylon, ἡ μ . τ . πορνῶν , Revelation 17:5.


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
μήτερ μητερα μητέρα μητερας μητέρας μητέρες μητέρων ΜΗΤΗΡ μητήρ μήτηρ μητράσιν μητρι μητρί μητρὶ μητρος μητρός μητρὸς MeTeR MĒTĒR mḗter mḗtēr metera metéra mētera mētéra meteras metéras mēteras mētéras metri metrí metrì mētri mētrí mētrì metros metrós metròs mētros mētrós mētròs
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