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Strong's #3377 - μηνύω

probably from the same base as (G3145) and (G3415) (i.e. mao, to strive)
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μὴ οὐκ
  1. to disclose or make known something secret
    1. in a forensic sense, to inform, report
  2. to declare, tell, make known
  3. to indicate, intimate
    1. of a teacher
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(v. fin.), Dor. μᾱν- B. Fr. 10, SIG 417.7 (Delph., iii B. C.): fut. - ύσω Hdt. 2.121. γ ', etc.: aor. ἐμήνῡσα h.Merc. 264, And. 1.26, etc.: pf. μεμήνῡκα ib. 22, Pl. Ti. 48b, Men. Pk. 28: Pass., pf. μεμήνῡται And. 1.10, Th. 1.20: aor. ἐμηνύθην E. Ion 1563, Pl. Criti. 108e: fut. μηνυθήσομαι Gal. UP 5.15:


1. disclose what is secret, reveal: generally, make known, declare, μ. τινί τι h.Merc. 254, Pi. N. 9.4, Hdt. 1.23; τι S. OT 102, 1384, etc.; τί μηνύεις νέον; E. Ba. 1029; τὸ πρᾶγμ' οὐ μεμήνυκ ' Men. l.c.; τοὺς ἑτερογνάθους μ. ἡ πέδη indicates, betrays them, X. Eq. 3.5; Λυδία λίθος μανύει χρυσόν B. l.c.: Pass., κατὰ τὸ μεμηνυμένον Phld. Acad. Ind. p.81 M.

2. c. acc. et part., πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα μ. τινὰ ἔχοντα show that he has, Hdt. 2.121. γ'; ἐξ ἐπιβουλῆς ἀποθανόντα τινὰ μ. Antipho 2.1.5; γεγονὼς ἐμηνύθη πόλεμος Pl. Criti. l.c.: the part. is sts. omitted, τόδ' ἔργον.. σε μηνύει κακόν (sc. ὄντα) E. Hipp. 1077: c. acc. et inf., [ ποιηταὶ] ταῦτα οὕτως ἔχειν μ. Pl. R. 366b; also ἡ ἐπιστήμη μ. ὡς.. ἑπομένης τῆς ψυχῆς gives indication of the soul as following, Id. Cra. 412a.

3. folld. by an interrog. or Conj., μήνυσον αὐτοῖς τίς ἐστιν Id. Ap. 24d; ἀλλά μοι μηνύσατε εἰ.. inform me whether.., Ar. Ach. 206; μ. ὅτι.. Arist. EN 1101b29.

4. abs., ὡς ὁ ἔμπροσθεν μεμήνυκεν ἡμῖν λόγος Pl. Phdr. 277c, cf. Phlb. 19b.

II at Athens, inform, lay information against another, κατά τινος And. 1.20, Lys. 6.23; τινας Docum. ap. And. 1.13; ταῦτα And.ibid.; περὶ τῶν μυστηρίων ib. 19; μ. τι κατά τινος Th. 6.60; μ. τοῖς ἄρχουσίν τι Pl. Lg. 730d; πρός τινας D. 24.11: abs., ὁ μηνύσας OGI 665.29 (Egypt, i A. D.): impers. in Pass., μηνύεται information is laid, Th. 6.28; ὑποτοπήσαντες.. Ἱππίᾳ μεμηνῦσθαι Id. 1.20, cf. 6.57, And. 1.10; ὧν πέρι ἄλλων ἐμεμήνυτο Th. 6.61: Pass., also of persons, to be informed against, denounced, τῶν μετ' αὐτοῦ μεμηνυμένων ib. 53, cf. X. HG 3.3.10; πρᾶγμα μηνυθέν E. Ion 1563; μηνυθέντος τοῦ ἐπιβουλεύματος Th. 4.89. [ always in fut., aor., and pf.; and in Att. so in pres. and impf.; in and Lyr. in pres. and impf., h.Merc. 254, Pi. N. l.c., O. 6.52, P. 1.93, I. 8(7).60, B.l.c., but , h.Merc. 373, B. 9.14, and later.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μηνύω (cf. Curtius, § 429): 1 aorist ἐμηνυσα; 1 aorist passive participle feminine μηνυθεισα; as in Greek writings from Herodotus and Pindar down;

1. to disclose or make known something secret; in a forensic sense, to inform, report: followed by ποῦ ἐστιν, John 11:57; τίνι τί, passive, Acts 23:30.

2. universally, to declare, tell, make known: 1 Corinthians 10:28.

3. to indicate, intimate: of a teacher; followed by ὅτι, Luke 20:37. (A. V. uniformly show.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** μηνύω ,

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 3:7; 2 Maccabees 6:11; 2 Maccabees 14:37, 3 Maccabees 3:28, 4 Maccabees 4:3 *;]

to disclose, declare, make known: Luke 20:37, 1 Corinthians 10:28; in forensic sense, to inform, report: John 11:57; pass., c. dat. pers., Acts 23:30.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
εμηνυσεν εμήνυσεν ἐμήνυσεν μηνυθεισης μηνυθείσης μηνυσαντα μηνύσαντα μηνυση μηνύση μηνύσῃ emenusen emēnusen emenysen emēnysen emḗnysen menusanta mēnusanta menuse mēnusē menutheises mēnutheisēs menysanta menýsanta mēnysanta mēnýsanta menyse mēnysē menýsei mēnýsēi menytheises menytheíses mēnytheisēs mēnytheísēs