meletaó: to care for, practice, studyOriginal Word: μελετάωPart of Speech:
I devise, planDefinition:
I devise, plan; practice, exercise myself in, study, ponder.
Cognate: 3191 meletáō – properly, to care for, attend to; hence be diligent, especially to ponder (study). See 3199 (melei).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from meleté (care)Definition
to care for, practice, studyNASB Translation
devise (1), take pains (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3191: μελετάωμελετάω
; 1 aorist ἐμελέτησα
; (from μελέτη
care, practice); especially frequent in Greek writings from Sophocles
down; the Sept.
chiefly for הָגָה
; to care for, attend to carefully, practise
, 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
, 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).<1>
From a presumed derivative of melo; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind -- imagine, (pre-)meditate.
see GREEK melo