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Strong's #3130 - μανία

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  1. madness, frenzy
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Strong #: 4895 ‑ מַשְׂטֵמָה (mas‑tay‑maw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), Ion. -ιη, ἡ, (μαίνομαι)

I madness, Hdt. 6.112, Hp. Aph. 7.5, S. Ant. 958 (lyr.), etc.; πολλὴν καταγνῶναι μ. τινῶν Isoc. 4.133; μέχρι μανίας ἡ σφοδρὰ ἡδονὴ κατέχουσα Pl. Phlb. 45e; μανίη νοῦσος Hdt. 6.75: freq. in pl., Lex Solonis ap. D. 46.14, Thgn. 1231, A. Pr. 879, 1057 (both anap.), etc.

II enthusiasm, inspired frenzy, μ. Διονύσου πάρα E. Ba. 305; ἀπὸ Μουσῶν κατοκωχή τε καὶ μ. Pl. Phdr. 245a; θεία μ., opp. σωφροσύνη ἀνθρωπίνη, ib. 256b, cf. Prt. 323b, X. Mem. 1.1.16; τῆς φιλοσόφου μ. τε καὶ βακχείας Pl. Smp. 218b.

III passion, ἐρωτικὴ μ. Id. Phdr. 265b; μανίην μανεὶς ἀρίστην Anacreont. 59.2: freq. in pl., Pi. O. 9.39, N. 11.48, E. HF 835; ἐγγὺς μανιῶν ἐλαύνει Id. Heracl. 904 (lyr.); μανίη τινός mad desire for.., Hermesian. 7.85.


(B), , = cross μανότης, An.Ox. 2.393.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μανία, μανίας, (μαίνομαι), madness, frenzy: Acts 26:24. (From Theognis, Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μανία , -ας , (< μαίνομαι ),

[in LXX: Hosea 9:7-8 H4895), Wisdom of Solomon 5:4, al.;]

frenzy, madness: Acts 26:24.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The somewhat weakened sense of μανία in Acts 26:24, where it is contrasted with σωφροσύνης ῥήματα 25 : (cf. s.v. μαίνομαι), is seen in an unedited Tebtunis papyrus of ii/B.C.—φαίνῃ εἰς μανίαν ἐμπεπτωκέν [α ]ι, διὸ λόγον σαυτοῦ οὐ ποιεῖς καὶ ὑπ [ο ]μεμένηκας, ";you seem to have gone mad, for you pay no regard to yourself, and have gone off your head"; : cf. also PSI IV. 434.6 (B.C. 261–0) εἰδὼς οὖν αὐτοῦ τὴμ μανίαν συναντᾶν ἐκέλευον, ὅταν περιοδεύω, καὶ κωλῦσαί με, and BGU IV. 1024v. 3 (iv/v A.D.) φό [νο ]υ κατασ ̣η ̣μ ̣α ̣ι ̣ν ̣ο ̣μένου [αἰτίαν ] τὴν ἐπικει [μ ]έν ̣η ̣ν ̣ [σ ]ο ̣υ ̣ μ ̣α ̣νίαν [λέγεις ] ἔρωτος. For the adj. μανικός see the florilegium of apophthegms PSI II. 120.54 (iv/A.D. ?) ἐν ἀγορᾷ μὴ σπεῦδε, μηδὲ χειροτόνει λαλῶν · μανικὸν γάρ.


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μανία μανιάκην μανιάκης μανιαν μανίαν μανίας manian manían
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