3466: μυστήριον

Noun, Neuter


Dodson dictionary

G3466 μυστήριον, ου, τό

Transliteration: mystḗrion

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Neuter

Definition: a mystery, secret, of which initiation is necessary; in the NT: the counsels of God, once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof; the Christian revelation generally; particular truths or details of the Christian revelation.

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

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G3466 μυστήριον

Transliteration: mystḗrion

Derivation: from a derivative of μύω (mýō) (to shut the mouth);

Definition: a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites)

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

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

μυστήριον

G3466 

Occurrences in the NT: 28

μυστήριον, -ου, τό
(< μυέω), [in LXX: Da LXX TH 2:18 ff. (רָז), To 12:7, 11, Jth 2:2, Wi 2:22 6:22 14:15, 23, Si 3:18 22:22 27:16, 17, 21, II Mac 13:21*;]
1. that which is known to the μύστης (initiated), a mystery or secret doctrine, mostly in pl., τὰ μ. (Æsch., Hdt., al.).
2. In later writers (Menand., Incert., 168), that which may not be revealed (not, however, as in the modern sense, intrinsically difficult to understand), a secret or mystery of any kind (To 12:7, 11, Jth 2:2, II Mac 13:21).
3. In NT, of the counsels of God (cf. Th.: Jb 15:8, Ps 24 (25):14 for סוֹד), once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof;
(a) of the Christian revelation generally: Ro 16:25, I Co 2:7, Col 1:26, 27, Eph 3:3, 9; τ. βασιλείας τ. θεοῦ, Mk 4:11; τ. θεοῦ, I Co 2:1, Re 10:7; τ. θ., Χριστοῦ, Col 2:2; τ. Χριστοῦ, Col 4:3, Eph 3:4; τ. θελήματος αὐτοῦ, Eph 1:9; τ. εὐαγγελίου, Eph 6:19; τ. πίστεως, I Ti 3:9; τ. εὐσεβείας, I Ti 3:16;
(b) of particular truths, or details, of the Christian revelation: Ro 11:25, I Co 15:51, Eph 5:32, II Th 2:7, Re 1:20 17:5, 7; pl., τὰ μ., I Co 13:2 14:2; θεοῦ, I Co 4:1; τ. βασιλείας τ. οὐρανῶν (θεοῦ), Mt 13:11, Lk 8:10 (cf. Westc., Eph., 180 ff.; AR, Eph., 234 ff.; Lft., Col., 165 f.; Hatch, Essays, 57 f.; DB, iii, 465 ff.; DCG, ii, 213 ff.).†

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