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Strong's #3354 - μετρέω

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  1. to measure, to measure out or off
    1. any space or distance with a measurer's reed or rule
    2. metaph. to judge according to any rule or standard, to estimate
  2. to measure out, mete out to, i.e. to give by measure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4058 ‑ מָדַד (maw‑dad');  4483 ‑ מְנָא (men‑aw', men‑aw');  
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Matthew 1
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2 Corinthians 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Heraclean I pl. impf. ἐμετρίωμες Tab.Heracl. 2.45: pres. part. Pass. μετριώμεναι ib.1.22, 28: (μέτρον): measure:

I of Space, measure, i. e. pass over, traverse, πέλαγος μέγα μετρήσαντες Od. 3.179; προτέρω μετρεῖν (sc. θάλασσαν) to sail farther, A.R. 2.915, cf. 4.1779: in Med., ἅλα μετρήσασθαι Mosch. 2.157; μετρούμενον ἴχνη τὰ κείνου measuring them with the eyes, S. Aj. 5: Pass., to be measured, A. Ch. 209; to be measured round, D.P. 197.

II of Time, μακροὶ.. ἂν μετρηθεῖεν χρόνοι S. OT 561.

III of Number, Size, Worth, etc.,

1 count, Alc. 142; ἐπ' ᾐόνι κύματα μ. Theoc. 16.60, cf. Revelation 4:3 b.10 (s. v. l., Agath.).

2. measure, χώρην ὀργυιῇσι, σταδίοισι, etc., Hdt. 2.6; χώρας κατὰ παρασάγγας Id. 6.42; τῇ γαστρὶ μ. τὴν εὐδαιμονίαν measure happiness by sensual enjoyments, D. 18.296; μ. πορφύρᾳ τὸ εὔδα' μον Luc. Nigr. 15, etc.; ὁπηνίκ' ἂν εἲκοσι ποδῶν μετροῦντι τὸ στοιχεῖον ᾖ when you measure it, Eub. 119.7, cf. 9; ἀριθμεῖν τἀγαθὰ καὶ μετρεῖν Pl. R. 348a; μ. καὶ ἀριθμεῖν καὶ ἱστάναι ib. 602d: Pass., Πόντος.. καὶ Ἑλλήσποντος οὕτω μοι μεμετρέαται Hdt. 4.86; μετρεῖσθαι πρὸς ἄλληλα Pl. Plt. 284d, etc. Math., of magnitudes or numbers, measure, Arist. Cael. 273b12, Euc. 7 Def. 14, Eratosth. ap. Nicom. Ar. 1.13 (Act. and Pass.), etc.; μετρηθῆναι κοινῷ μέτρῳ πρός.. to be commensurable with, ibid.

3. measure out, τἄλφιτ' ἐν ἀγορᾷ Ar. Eq. 1009, cf. Ach. 548 (Pass.); πώλοισι χόρτον μ. E. Rh. 772; μέτρησον εἰρήνης τί μοι Ar. Ach. 1021; μετρεῖν τὴν ἴσην give measure for measure, Paus. 2.18.2; ἢ μετάδος ἢ μέτρησον ἢ τιμὴν λαβέ lend by measure, Theopomp.Com. 26: Med., to have measured out to oneself, in buying or borrowing, εὖ μετρεῖσθαι παρὰ γείτονος get good measure from one's neighbour, Hes. Op. 349; τὰ ἄλφιτα καθ' ἡμίεκτον μετρούμενοι D. 34.37, cf. Herod. 6.5, SIG 976.61 (Samos, ii B. C.), Plu. Caes. 48.

4. deliver, pay, of corn and other measurable commodities, σῖτόν τινι D. 46.20, PHib. 1.39.3 (iii B. C.); ἔλαιον ib. 131 (iii B. C.): Med., receive in payment, ib. 103 (iii B. C.), etc. moderate, of pain, Pall. in Hp. 12.273 C.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μετρέω, μέτρῳ; 1 aorist ἐμέτρησα; 1 future passive μετρηθήσομαι; (μέτρον); from Homer, Odyssey 3, 179 down; the Sept. several times for מָדַד; to measure; i. e.:

1. to measure out or off, a. properly, any space or distance with a measurer's reed or rule: τόν ναόν, τήν αὐλήν, etc., Revelation 11:2; Revelation 21:15, 17; with τῷ καλάμῳ added, Revelation 21:16; ἐν αὐτῷ, i. e. τῷ καλάμῳ, Revelation 11:1.

b. metaphorically, to judge accoding to any rule or standard, to estimate: ἐν μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε, by what standard ye measure (others) (but the instrumental ἐν seems to point to a measure of capacity; cf. Winers Grammar, 388 (363); Buttmann, § 133, 19. On the proverb see further below), Matthew 7:2; Mark 4:24; passive to be judged, estimated, ibid.; μέτρειν ἑαυτόν ἐν ἑαυτῷ, to measure oneself by oneself, to derive from oneself the standard by which one estimates oneself, 2 Corinthians 10:12 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 31, 8 at the end).

2. to measure to, mete out to, i. e. to give by measure: in the proverb τῷ αὐτῷ μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε (or (so L T Tr WH) μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε), i. e., dropping the figure, 'in proportion to your own beneficence,' Luke 6:38. (Compare: ἀντιμετρέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μετρέω , -

(< μέτρον ),

[in LXX: Exodus 16:18, Numbers 35:5, Ruth 3:15, Isaiah 40:12, (H4058), Da Th Daniel 5:26 (H4058), Wisdom of Solomon 4:8 *;]

1. to measure, of space, number, value, etc.: c. acc rei, Revelation 11:2; Revelation 21:15; Revelation 21:17; c. dat. instr., Revelation 11:1; Revelation 21:16. Metaph., ἑαυτὸν ἐν ἑαυτῷ , 2 Corinthians 10:12.

2. to measure out, give by measure: prov., ἐν ὧ μέτρῳ κ .τ .λ ., Matthew 7:2, Mark 4:24, Luke 6:38 (WH, mg., cf. ἀντι -μετρέω ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This subst, which in the NT is confined to the Pastorals and 2 Peter 1:16 in the sense of ";fable,"; ";fanciful story,"; is similarly used in Kaibel 277.1 f.—

Ἀψευδεῖς ] μούνη καὶ πρώτη [τοὺς πρὶν ἀοιδούς

δεῖξα,] καὶ οὐκέτι μοι μῦθον [ἐρεῖτ᾽ ἀρετήν.

Cf. Epict. iii. 24. 18 σὺ δ᾽ Ὁμήρῳ πάντα προσέχεις καὶ τοῖς μύθοις αὐτοῦ. For the more primary sense of ";word,"; ";story"; cf. Syll 492 (= .3382) 7 (B.C. 290–280) τοὺς μύθου [ς ] τοὺς ἐπιχωρίους γέγραφεν, Kaibel 185.5 (i/B.C.—i/A.D.) καὶ γνῶθι μύθους, οἷς σοφῶς ἐτέρπετο, and 878.1 f. ἀλκῇ καὶ μύθοισι καὶ ἐν βουλαῖσι κρατίστους | ἄνδρας ἀγακλειτοὺς γείνατο Κεκροπίη. A good ex. of the adv. μυθωδῶς is afforded by Aristeas 168 οὐδὲν εἰκῇ κατατέτακται διὰ τῆς γραφῆς οὐδὲ μυθωδῶς, ";nothing has been set down in the Scripture heedlessly or in a mythical sense"; (Thackeray).


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List of Word Forms
εμέτρησε εμετρησεν εμέτρησεν ἐμέτρησεν μετρειτε μετρείτε μετρεῖτε μετρηθησεται μετρηθήσεται μετρήσαντες μετρήσει μετρήσεις μετρηση μετρήση μετρήσῃ μετρησης μετρήσῃς μετρησον μέτρησον μετρουντες μετρούντες μετροῦντες emetresen emetrēsen emétresen emétrēsen metreite metreîte metrese metrēsē metrḗsei metrḗsēi metrḗseis metrḗsēis metreses metrēsēs metreson metrēson métreson métrēson metrethesetai metrethḗsetai metrēthēsetai metrēthḗsetai metrountes metroûntes