meló: to be an object of careOriginal Word: μέλει
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (mel'-o)
Short Definition: it is a care, it concerns
Definition: it is a care, it is an object of anxiety, it concerns.
3199 mélō (the third person singular of melō, "to care, be concerned") – to care about (be concerned with), especially paying attention (giving thought) to – i.e. "taking an interest" (L-S) with the "implication of some apprehension . . . " (L & N, 1, 25.223.)
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verb
to be an object of care
care (2), cares (1), concerned (4), defer (2), worry (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3199: μέλει
μέλει, 3 person singular present of μέλω used impersonally; imperfect ἔμελεν; it is a care: τίνι, to one; as in Greek writings with the nominative of the thing, οὐδέν τούτων, Acts 18:17; with the genitive of the thing (as often in Attic), μή τῶν βοῶν μέλει τῷ Θεῷ; 1 Corinthians 9:9 (Buttmann, § 132, 15; cf. Winer's Grammar, 595 (554)); the thing which is a care to one, or about which he is solicitous, is evident from the context, 1 Corinthians 7:21; περί τίνος, genitive of object, to care about, have regard for, a person or a thing: Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; John 10:13; John 12:6; 1 Peter 5:7, (Herodotus 6, 101; Xenophon, mem. 3, 6, 10; Cyril 4, 5, 17; Hier. 9, 10; 1 Macc. 14:43; Wis. 12:13; Epistle of Barnabas 1, 5 [ET]; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 10 d.); followed by ὅτι, Mark 4:38; Luke 10:40.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancetake care.
A primary verb; to be of interest to, i.e. To concern (only third person singular present indicative used impersonally, it matters) -- (take) care.
Forms and Transliterationsεμελεν ἔμελεν έμελλεν μελει μέλει μελετω μελέτω emelen émelen melei mélei meleto meletō meléto melétō
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3199
ἔμελεν — 2 Occ.
μέλει — 7 Occ.
μελέτω — 1 Occ.
Matthew 22:16 V-PIA-3S
GRK: καὶ οὐ μέλει σοι περὶ
NAS: in truth, and defer to no one;
KJV: neither carest thou for
INT: and not there is care to you about