3189. melas
Strong's Concordance
melas: black
Original Word: μέλας, αινα, αν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: melas
Phonetic Spelling: (mel'-as)
Short Definition: black
Definition: black.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
black
NASB Translation
black (3), ink (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3189: μέλας

μέλας, μέλαινα, μέλαν, genitive μέλανος, μελαινης, μέλανος (from Homer down), the Sept. several times for שָׁחֹר, black: Revelation 6:5, 12; opposed to λευκός, Matthew 5:36. Neuter τό μέλαν, substantive black ink (Plato, Phaedr., p. 276 c.; Demosthenes, p. 313, 11; Plutarch, mor., p. 841 e.; others): 2 Corinthians 3:3; 2 John 1:12; 3 John 1:13; (cf. Gardthausen, Palaeographie, Buch i. Kap. 4; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, ii., 270f; B. D. under the word , under the end.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
black.

Apparently a primary word; black -- black.

Forms and Transliterations
μέλαινα μελαιναν μέλαιναν μέλανες μελας μέλας melainan mélainan melas mélas
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Strong's Greek 3189
3 Occurrences


μέλαιναν — 1 Occ.
μέλας — 2 Occ.

Matthew 5:36 Adj-AFS
GRK: ποιῆσαι ἢ μέλαιναν
NAS: white or black.
KJV: white or black.
INT: to make or black

Revelation 6:5 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἰδοὺ ἵππος μέλας καὶ ὁ
NAS: and behold, a black horse;
KJV: and lo a black horse; and
INT: behold a horse black and the [one]

Revelation 6:12 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἥλιος ἐγένετο μέλας ὡς σάκκος
NAS: became black as sackcloth
KJV: the sun became black as sackcloth
INT: sun became black as sackcloth

3 Occurrences

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