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Entry for Strong's #3542 - νομή

Word Origin
from the same as (3551)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. pasturage, fodder, food
    1. fig. he shall not want the needful supplies for the true life
  2. growth, increase
    1. of evils spreading like a gangrene
    2. of ulcers
    3. of a conflagration
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4769 ‑ מַרְבֵּץ (mar‑bates');  4829 ‑ מִרְעֶה (meer‑eh');  4999 ‑ נָוָה (naw‑aw');  5116 ‑ נָוָה (naw‑veh', naw‑vaw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
John 1
2 Timothy 1
John 1
2 Timothy 1
John 1
2 Timothy 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

νομ-ή, ἡ,



1. pasturage, ἀμφίβιον.. ἔδωκε ν. βατράχοισι Κρονίων Batr. 59; νομὰς νέμειν Hdt. 1.110; νομὰς νέμεσθαι ib. 78, cf. Pl. Lg. 679a, Arist. HA 575b4, etc.; ποιμνίων νομαί S. OT 761: in concrete sense, νομαὶ βοσκημάτων herds, X. An. 3.5.2.

2. food from pasturing, Pl. Criti. 111 C, etc.; αἷμα, ν. σαρκῶν Id. Ti. 80e; ἡ προσήκουσα ψυχῆς ν. Id. Phdr. 248b; ν. τῶν μελιττῶν τὸ θύμον Arist. HA 626 b20, cf. PCair.Zen. 520.10 (iii B.C.).

3. feeding, grazing, of herds, νομὴν ποιεῖσθαι, = νέμεσθαι, Arist. HA 596a14. metaph., spreading, ν. πυρός Plb. 1.48.5, Plu. Alex. 35; freq. of sores, etc., ν. ποιεῖσθαι spread, Plb. 1.81.6; ὡς γάγγραινα, ν. ἕξει 2 Timothy 2:17, cf. Ascl ap. Gal. 12.995; ἵσταται ἡ ν., of baldness, Id.ib.411; νομαί spreading ulcers, Hp. Prorrh. 2.13, cf. Gal. 13.860,al.; ν. σαρκὸς θηριώδεις Plu. 2.165e.


1. division, distribution, Hdt. 2.52 (pl.), Pl. Prt. 321c, al.; of an inheritance, D. 36.12; ἡ πατρῴα (v.l. πατρῴων) ν. Arist. Pol. 1303b34; διεφθαρκὼς νομῇ χρημάτων τὸν δῆμον by largess of money, Aeschin. 2.76, cf. IG 5(1).1346 (Lacon.): in pl., = Lat. donativa, Hdn. 3.8.9, 5.5.8, 6.8.8.

2. paying out or distribution in bandaging, Heliod. ap. Orib. 48.25.1, Gal. 18 (2).741.

III in Law, = Lat. possessio, Wilcken Chr. 41 iii 20 (iii A.D.); μακρᾶς ν. παραγραφή, = longae posses- sionis praescriptio, Mitteis Chr. 374 i 3 (iii A.D.); ν. ἄδικος, = injusta possessio, PTeb. 286.7 (ii A.D.); ἐπὶ νομῆς πέμπειν, = in possessionem mittere, Just. Nov. 53.4.1. ἐν χειρῶν νομαῖς, = ἐν χειρῶν νόμῳ (cf. νόμος 1.1 e), SIG 700.29 (Maced., ii B.C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

νομή, νομῆς, (νέμω to pasture), from Homer (i. e. batrach.) down;

1. pasturage, fodder, food: in figurative discourse εὑρήσει νομήν, i. e. he shall not want the needful supplies for the true life, John 10:9; (the Sept. for מִרְעֶה, מַרְעִית, נָוֶה).

2. tropically, growth, increase (German Umsicbfressen, Umsichgreifen): of evils spreading like a gangrene, 2 Timothy 2:17 (of ulcers, νομήν ποιεῖται ἕλκος, Polybius 1, 81, 6; of a conflagration, τό πῦρ λαμβάνει νομήν, 11, 4 (5), 4 cf. 1, 48, 5; Josephus, b. j. 6, 2, 9).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

νομή , -ῆς ,

(< νέμω , to pasture),

[in LXX chiefly for H4829, also for H5116, etc.;]

1. a pasture, pasturage: fig., John 10:9.

2. a grazing, feeding; metaph., of a spreading sore, 2 Timothy 2:17 (Polyb.).†

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

";faint-hearted"; (1 Thessalonians 5:14). For the corresponding verb cf. P Petr II. 40 (a).12 cited s.v. ἀνδρίζομαι, and add P Oxy X. 1294.13 (ii/iii A.D.) μὴ ὀλιγοψύχει δὲ [π ]ερὶ τοῦ ἐνοικίου, εἰσάπαξ γὰρ αὐτὸ λήμψῃ, ";do not lose heart about the rent, for you will get it once for all"; (Edd.), and the new astragalos inscr. from Pamphylia in JHS xxxii. (1912) P. 273 μ ]ηδ᾽ [ ]λιγοψύχ [ει. . .


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