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Strong's #3355 - μετρητής

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  1. a measurer, the name of a utensil known as a amphora, which is a species of measure used for liquids and containing somewhat less the nine English gallons or about (40 l)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1323 ‑ בַּת (bath);  5429 ‑ סְאָה (seh‑aw');  6288 ‑ פֻּארָה (peh‑o‑raw', po‑raw', poo‑raw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μετρ-ητής, οῦ, ὁ,

I measurer, Id. Just. 373a; μετρηταὶ στρατοπέδων, = Lat. metatores castrorum, J. BJ 5.2.1.

II a liquid measure, = ἀμφορεύς, Philyll. 7, D. 42.20, Sosith. 2.8 (s. v.l.), IG 12(3).436.13 (Thera, iv B. C.), Arist. HA 596a7, Hero *Mens. 9, etc.; of the Hebrew bath, LXX 3 Ki. 18.32, al., John 2:6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μετρητής (on the accent see Chandler § 51f), μετρητου, (μετρέω), properly, a measurer, the name of a utensil known as an amphora, which is a species of measure used for liquids and containing 72 sextarii or ξεστοι (i. e. somewhat less than nine English gallons; see B. D. under the phrase, Weights and Measures, at the end (p. 3507 American edition)) (Hebrew בַּת, 2 Chronicles 4:5): John 2:6. (Polybius 2,15, 1; Demosthenes, p. 1045, 7; Aristotle, h. a. 8, 9.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μετρητής , -οῦ ,

(< μετρέω ),

[in LXX: 1 Kings 18:32 (H5429), 2 Chronicles 4:5, (H1323), etc.;]

1. a measurer (Plat.).

2. = ἀμφορεύς , an Attic measure, = 1½ Roman amphoræ or about 9 Eng. gallons: John 2:6.†

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

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Revelation 10:3) is used of the ";roar";of the sea in Kaibel 1028.62—

παντᾶι δὲ μελανθέι ῥοίζωι

σπερχόμενος βαρὺ πόντος ἐνὶ σπήλυγξι βαθείαις

μυκᾶτ᾽ ἐξ ἀδύτων.

Cf. P Leid Wxxi. 30 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 155) ἔσω προσβαλόμενος μύκησαι ὀλολυγμός (l. όν), also .33 μύκησαι ὅσον δύνασαι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
μετρητας μετρητάς μετρητὰς μετριάζων metretas metretàs metrētas metrētàs
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