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Strong's #3373 - μηκύνω

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  1. to make long, to lengthen
  2. in the Bible twice of plants, to cause to grow, increase
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1431 ‑ גָּדַל (gaw‑dal');  4900 ‑ מָשַׁךְ (maw‑shak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. μᾱκ- Pi. (v. infr.): fut. - ῠνῶ Th. 4.17, Ion. - ῠνέω Hdt. 2.35: aor. ἐμήκῡνα Id. 3.60: Med., v. infr. 7: Pass., pf. μεμήκυσμαι Phld. (v. infr.), Eust.ad D.P. 64:

1. lengthen, prolong, Hp. Aph. 1.12; τὸ μέτωπον τῆς τάξεως X. Eq.Mag. 4.9; τὰς ὁδούς Id. Mem. 3.13.5; μηκυνθέν τε καὶ σχὸν πλάτος Pl. Plt. 282e; of Time, μ. χρόνον, βίον, E. HF 87, 143: Pass., νοσεύματα μηκυνθέντα Hp. Aër. 7; ἐμηκύνετο ὁ πόλεμος Th. 1.102.

2. delay, put off, τέλος Pi. P. 4.286.

3. μ. λόγον, λόγους, spin out a speech, speak at length, Hdt. 2.35, S. El. 1484; τέκν' εἰ φανέντ' ἄελπτα μηκύνω λόγον Id. OC 1120; τὴν ἀπολογίαν Isoc. 11.44; λόγους μακροτέρους Th. 4.17: without λόγον, to be lengthy or tedious, Hdt. 3.60, Ar. Lys. 1132, Pl. R. 437a, D.H. Comp. 23; μ. περί τινος enlarge upon.., Demetr. Eloc. 71: acc. objecti, μ. τὰ περὶ τῆς πόλεως, τὴν ὠφελίαν, talk at length about, dwell upon.., Th. 2.42, 43: Pass., to be expounded at length, αὖθις ταῦτα μηκυνθήσεται Epicur. Nat. 14.5; μεμηκυσμένον σύγγραμμα Phld. Po. 5.26; to be continually repeated, D.H. Comp. 12; to be dwelt upon, Demetr. Eloc. 137.

4. μ. βοήν raise a loud cry, S. OC 489.

5. Gramm., lengthen a syllable, Str. 10.5.8: Pass., D.H. Comp. 15, Plu. 2.275f, A.D. Adv. 146.18; φωνῆεν μηκυνόμενον a vowel capable of being scanned long, as αιυ, Heph. 1.4.

6. Arith., multiply by a fresh factor, Theol.Ar. 24,48.

7. Med., ἐμακύναντο κολοσσόν reared a tall statue, AP 6.171.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μηκύνω: (μῆκος); from Herodotus and Pindar down; to make long, to lengthen; in the Bible twice of plants, equivalent to to cause to grow, increase: ἐφυτευσε κύριος καί ὑετός ἐμήκυνεν (יְגַדִּל), Isaiah 44:14; hence, passive (others, middle) present μηκύνομαι; to grow up: Mark 4:27 (μηκύνηται (Tr marginal reading μηκύνεται)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< μῆκος ),

[in LXX: Isaiah 44:14 (H1431 pi.), Ezekiel 12:25; Ezekiel 12:28 (H4900 ni.) *;]

to lengthen, extend: of causing plants to grow, Isa, l.c.; pass. (mid., Swete, in l), to grow: Mark 4:27.†

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

";foolish talking"; (Ephesians 5:4) : cf. Plut. Mor. 504 B οὕτως οὐ ψέγεται τὸ πίνειν, εἰ προσείη τῷ πίνειν τὸ σιωπᾶν · ἀλλ᾽ ἡ μωρολογία μέθην ποιεῖ τὴν οἴνωσιν.


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
εμήκυνεν μηκυνηται μηκύνηται μηκυνώ μηκυνώσιν μήλα μήλοις μηλόν μήλον μήλόν mekunetai mēkunētai mekynetai mekýnetai mēkynētai mēkýnētai
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