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Strong's #3414 - μνᾶ
- in the OT, a weight of 300 shekels was one pound
- In the NT, a weight and sum of money equal to 100 drachmae, one talent was 100 pounds, a pound equalled 10 1/3 oz. (300 gm)
gen. μνᾶς, nom. pl. μναῖ, etc., always contracted in Att., as IG 12.10.3, 22.1627.299, etc.; Ion. nom. pl. μνέαι Schwyzer 707 (Ephesus, vi B. C.), Hdt. 2.168, 6.79; acc. pl. μνέας Schwyzer l. c., Hdt. 2.149, 180, al., μνέ[ας ] IG 12(5).123b (Paros); but acc. sg. μνῆν Herod. 2.51; gen. μνῆς Id. 7.91; gen. pl. μνέων Id. 2.22; nom. pl. μνέες f.l. for μνέαι in Luc. Syr.D. 48: —
I as a weight, = 100 drachmae, D. 22.76, etc., cf. Poll. 9.59, 86.
II as a sum of money, also = 100 drachmae, Antipho 5.63, etc. (Semitic word, cf. Hebr. mâneh.)
μνᾶ, μνᾶς, ἡ, a word of Eastern origin (cf. Schrader, Keilinschriften as above with, p. 143), Arabic
1. in the O. T. a weight, and an imaginary coin or money of account, equal to one hundred shekels: 1 Kings 10:17, cf. 2 Chronicles 9:16; 2 Esdr. 2:69, (otherwise in Ezekiel 45:12 (cf. Bible Educator, index under the word Maneh; Schrader in Riehm under the word Mine, p. 1000f)).
2. In Attic a weight and a sum of money equal to one hundred drachmae (see δραχμή (and B. D. under the word
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μνᾶ , -ᾶς , ἡ
(a Semitic word; cf. Heb. H4488, Aram. מְנֵא , a weight and a sum of money = 100 shekels, cf. 1 Kings 10:17),
a mina (Let.), mna, in Attic a weight and sum of money = 100 δραχμαί (q.v.) : Luke 19:13; Luke 19:16; Luke 19:18; Luke 19:20; Luke 19:24-25.†
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This late form of νέω, ";I spin,"; occurs bis in the NT (Matthew 6:28, Luke 12:27) : cf. Kaibel 501.5 (IV/A.D.) οὕτω μοῖρα βραχὺν ν ]ῆσε βίον μερόπων (";mortals"; ). A verbal ἄνηστος, not in LS, is found in P Oxy X. 1288.34 (iv/A.D.) σιππίου ἀνήστο (υ), of ";unspun tow"; : see the editor’s note.
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