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Strong's #3464 - μύρον

probably of foreign origin [cf (H4753), (H4666)]
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
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  1. ointment
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1314 ‑ בֶּשֶׂם (beh'‑sem, bo'‑sem);  7545 ‑ רֹקַח (ro'‑kakh);  8081 ‑ שֶׁמֶן (sheh'‑men);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μύρον [ ], τό,

1. sweet oil, unguent, perfume, Archil. 31 (pl.), Alc. 36, Sapph. Supp. 23.18, Anacr. 9, A. Fr. 14 (pl.), Hdt. 3.22; μύρον ἑψῆσαι Ar. Lys. 946; ὄζω μύρου Id. Ec. 524; μ. κατὰ τῆς κεφαλῆς καταχέαι Pl. R. 398a; mixed with wine, Ael. VH 12.31; various kinds in Dsc. 1.42 sqq., Ath. 15.688e sqq.; μ. Μενδήσιον, ἠθητόν, PCair.Zen. 89.3, 436.1 (iii B. C.): prov., τὸ ἐπὶ τῇ φακῇ μ. sweet oil on lentils, i.e. 'a jewel of gold in a swine's snout', Cic. Att. 1.19.2, cf. Stratt. 45, Sopat. 14, title of Menippean Satire by Varro.

2. place where unguents were sold, perfume-market, τὰ μειράκια.. τἀν τῷ μ. Ar. Eq. 1375, cf. Polyzel. 11; οἱ δ' ἐν τῷ μ. λαλεῖτε Pherecr. 2; ἵσταται πρὸς τῷ μ. Eup. 209.

3. metaph., anything graceful or charming, AP 5.89.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μύρον, μύρου, τό (the grammarians derive it from μύρῳ to flow, accordingly, a flowing juice, trickling sap: but probably more correct to regard it as an oriental word akin to μύρρα, Hebrew מֹר, מור; (Fick (i. 836) connects it with the root, smar, 'to smear', with which Vanicek, 1198f associates σμύρνα, μύρτος, etc.; cf. Curtius, p. 714)), ointment: Matthew 26:7, 9 Rec., 12; Mark 14:3-5; Luke 7:37; Luke 23:56; John 11:2; John 12:3, 5; Revelation 18:13; distinguished from ἔλαιον (which see and see Trench, Synonyms, § xxxviii.), Luke 7:46. ((From Aeschylus, Herodotus down); the Sept. for שֶׁמֶן, fat, oil, Proverbs 27:9; for טוב שֶׁמֶן, Psalm 132:2 ().)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μύρον , -ου , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H8081, Proverbs 27:9, Psalms 133:2, al.;]

ointment: Matthew 26:7; Matthew 26:12, Mark 14:3-5, Luke 7:37-38; Luke 7:46; Luke 23:56, John 11:2; John 12:3; John 12:5, Revelation 18:13.†

SYN.: ἔλαιον , q.v.

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

In Proleg. p. 48 Moulton suggests that Νύμφαν, which apparently should be read as a woman’s name in Colossians 4:15, is not due to a Doric Νύμφαν, but by a ";reverse analogy process"; the gen. Νύμφης produced the short nom. Νύμφα ̆, like δόξα, δόξης. He compares Εἰρῆνα in a Christian inscr. C. and B. ii. p. 497 n..5.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
μύας μυν μυρα μύρα μύροις μυρον μύρον μυρου μύρου μυρσίνη μυρσίνην μυρσίνης μυρω μύρω μύρῳ μύρων μυς μυσαρόν μυών mura muro murō muron murou myra mýra myro myrō mýroi mýrōi myron mýron myrou mýrou
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