3191. meletaó
Strong's Concordance
meletaó: to care for, practice, study
Original Word: μελετάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: meletaó
Phonetic Spelling: (mel-et-ah'-o)
Definition: to care for, practice, study
Usage: I devise, plan; practice, exercise myself in, study, ponder.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 3191 meletáō – properly, to care for, attend to; hence be diligent, especially to ponder (study). See 3199 (melei).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from meleté (care)
to care for, practice, study
NASB Translation
devise (1), take pains (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3191: μελετάω

μελετάω, μελέτω; 1 aorist ἐμελέτησα; (from μελέτη care, practice); especially frequent in Greek writings from Sophocles and Thucydides down; the Sept. chiefly for הָגָה; to care for, attend to carefully, practise: τί, 1 Timothy 4:15 (R. V. be diligent in); to meditate equivalent to to devise, contrive: Acts 4:25 from Psalm 2:1; used by the Greeks of the meditative pondering and the practice of orators and rhetoricians, as μελετᾶν τήν ἀπολογίαν ὑπέρ ἑαυτῶν, Demosthenes, p. 1129, 9 (cf. Passow, under the word,

d. (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 2 and III. 4 b.)), which usage seems to have been in the writer's mind in Mark 13:11 (R L brackets Compare: προμελετάω).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
imagine, premeditate.

From a presumed derivative of melo; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind -- imagine, (pre-)meditate.

see GREEK melo

Forms and Transliterations
εμελέτα εμελέτησα εμελετήσαμεν εμελετησαν εμελέτησαν ἐμελέτησαν εμελέτων μελετα μελετά μελέτα μελετάν μελέτας μελετάτε μελέτη μελετήσει μελετήσεις μελετήσω μελετητή μελετών μελετώσι emeletesan emeletēsan emelétesan emelétēsan meleta meléta
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Acts 4:25 V-AIA-3P
GRK: καὶ λαοὶ ἐμελέτησαν κενά
KJV: and the people imagine vain things?
INT: and peoples did devise vain things

1 Timothy 4:15 V-PMA-2S
GRK: ταῦτα μελέτα ἐν τούτοις
NAS: Take pains with these things;
KJV: Meditate upon these things;
INT: These things meditate on in them

Strong's Greek 3191
2 Occurrences

ἐμελέτησαν — 1 Occ.
μελέτα — 1 Occ.

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