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Strong's #3409 - μισθόω

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  1. to let out for hire
  2. to hire
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Strong #: 3738 ‑ כָּרָה (kaw‑raw');  7939 ‑ שָׂכָר (saw‑kawr');  7939 ‑ שָׂכָר (saw‑kawr');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I let out for hire, farm out, in pres. and impf., offer to let, τινί τι Ar. Lys. 958, Lys. 7.10, D. 50.52; μισθοῖ αὑτὸν Ὀλυνθίοις offers his services for pay to them, Id. 23.150, cf. 149; ἑαυτὸν ἐπί τι for a purpose, Id. 18.21; μ. τὸ τέμενος IG 12.94.5; οἶκον Lys. 32.23, D. 27.15, 28.15; τοὺς οἴκους τῶν ὀρφανῶν Arist. Ath. 56.7: c. inf., μ. τὸν νηὸν τριηκοσίων ταλάντων ἐξεργάσασθαι farm out the building of it for 300 talents, Hdt. 2.180; ὅσου τὴν τριηραρχίαν ἦσαν μεμισθωκότες D. 21.80.

II Med., fut. μισθώσομαι Ar. V. 52: aor. ἐμισθωσάμην: pf. μεμίσθωμαι (v. infr.): have let to one, hire, c. acc. pers. vel rei, πλοῖον, μισθωτούς, ἐπικουρικόν, Hdt. 1.24, Ar. Av. 1152, Th. 4.52; οἰκίαν ἣν ᾤκει μεμισθωμένος Isa 6.39; τίνα τῶν πολιτῶν ἑταιρεῖν μεμίσθωμαι; D. 45.79; τῆς οἰκίας ἧς ἐμεμίσθωτο Lys. 3.11; μισθωσάμενός τινος τὴν οἰκίαν D. 27.58; μ. τι παρά τινος Hdt. 1.68; τοὺς μεμισθωμένους παρ' ἐμοῦ τὸ χωρίον Lys. 17.8; μ. τινὰ ταλάντου engage his services at a talent, Hdt. 3.131; ὀλίγου at a low price, Arist. Pol. 1259a13: c. inf., μ. νηὸν ἐξοικοδομῆσαι contract for the building of the temple, Hdt. 5.62; μ. γράψαι ψάφισμα Maiuri Nuova Silloge 432 (Cos); μισθοῦσθαί τινα c. inf., hire him to do a thing, Hdt. 9.34; μισθοῦ σαυτὸν ἀμφορεαφορεῖν Ar. Fr. 299, cf. D. 18.33; μ. ὑπέρ τινος make a contract for a thing, Id. 53.21; ὁ μισθωσάμενος the contractor, Isa 11.34.

III Pass., aor. ἐμισθώθην: pf. μεμίσθωμαι (v. infr.): to be hired for pay, Μαρδονίῳ μεμισθωμένος οὐκ ὀλίγου hired by him at no small price, Hdt. 9.38; ἐπί τινι for a thing, X. An. 1.3.1; ἐκ τοῦ μισθωθῆναι from the hire, D. 27.58; of a house, to be let on contract, Id. 28.1; of a mercenary, μισθωθεὶς ὑπό τινος Id. 23.149.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μισθόω: (μισθός); 1 aorist middle ἐμισθωσάμην; to let out for hire; to hire (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 38, 3): τινα, Matthew 20:1, 7. (Herodotus, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, others; the Sept. for שָׂכַר, Deuteronomy 23:4; 2 Chronicles 24:12.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μισθόω , -

(<μισθός ),

[in LXX (mid.) chiefly for H7939;]

to let out for hire. Mid., to hire: c. acc, Matthew 20:1; Matthew 20:7.†

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

We are unable to illustrate from our sources the metaphorical use of this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. in Hebrews 12:1, but cf. Kaibel 1068.2 πᾶν γὰρ ἀκοσμί [η ]ς λέλυται νέφο [ς, and the phrase in the Hymn of Isis ib. 1028.68 (end of (iii/A.D.) πολέμω (=ου) κρυερὸν νέφος, which recalls Il. xvii. 243.


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List of Word Forms
εμισθούντο εμισθωσάμην εμισθώσαντο εμισθωσατο εμισθώσατο εμισθώσατό ἐμισθώσατο μεμίσθωμαι μεμίσθωται μισθούμενοι μισθωσάμενοι μισθωσασθαι μισθώσασθαι emisthosato emisthōsato emisthṓsato misthosasthai misthōsasthai misthṓsasthai
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