3191. meletaó
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meletaó: to care for, practice, study
Original Word: μελετάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: meletaó
Phonetic Spelling: (mel-et-ah'-o)
Short Definition: I devise, plan
Definition: 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).

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).

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

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