3303: μέν

Particle, disjunctive particle


Dodson dictionary

G3303 μέν

Transliteration: mén

Part(s) of speech: Particle, disjunctive particle

Definition: an untranslatable particle, generally answered by “de“, each of the two introducing a clause intended to be contrasted with the other.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G3303 μέν

Transliteration: mén

Derivation: a primary particle;

Definition: properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.)

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

μέν

G3303 

Occurrences in the NT: 198

μέν, conjunctive particle (originally a form of μήν), usually related to a following δέ or other adversative conjunction, and distinguishing the word or clause with which it stands from that which follows.
It is generally untranslatable and is not nearly so frequent in NT as in cl. Like δέ, it never stands first in a clause.
1. Answered by δέ or some other particle: μὲν . . . δέ, indeed . . . but, Mt 3:11, Lk 3:16, al.; with pronouns, ὃς μὲν . . . ὃς δέ, one . . . another, Mt 21:35, al.; pl., Phl 1:16, 17; ὃ μὲν . . . ὃ δὲ . . . ὃ δέ, some . . . some . . . some, Mt 13:8; τοῦτο μὲν . . . τοῦτο δέ, partly . . . partly, He 10:33; μὲν . . . ἔπειτα, Jo 11:6; μὲν . . . καί, Lk 8:5.
2. μέν solitarium, answered by no other particle: πρῶτον μέν (Bl., § 78, 5), Ro 1:8 3:2, I Co 11:18; μὲν οὖν in narrative, summing up what precedes or introducing something further (Bl., § 78, 5), so then, rather, nay rather: Lk 11:28 (WH, μενοῦν), Ac 1:6 9:31, al.; μὲν οὖν γε (Phl 3:8, WH): v.s. μενοῦνγε.

From: Abbott-Smith, George, "A Manual Greek-English Lexicon of the Greek New Testament", 1922. Public Domain.

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Occurrences in the Greek New Testament

Text: Nestle's 1904 edition