3202. mempsimoiros
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mempsimoiros: complaining of one's fate
Original Word: μεμψίμοιρος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: mempsimoiros
Phonetic Spelling: (mem-psim'-oy-ros)
Short Definition: discontented, complaining
Definition: blaming one's lot or destiny, discontented, complaining.

HELPS word-Studies

3202 mempsímoiros (a substantival adjective, derived from 3201 /mémphomai, "blame, find fault," and moira, "an apportioned amount, allotment") – properly, a complaint over the allotted portion (used only in Jude 16).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from memphomai and moira (fate)
complaining of one's fate
NASB Translation
finding fault (1).

STRONGS NT 3202: μεμψίμοιρος

μεμψίμοιρος, μεμψιμοιρον (μέμφομαι, and μοῖρα fate, lot), complaining of one's lot, querulous, discontented: Jude 1:16. (Isocrates, p. 234 c. (p. 387, Lange edition); Aristotle, h. a. 9, 1 (p. 608b, 10); Theophrastus, char. 17, 1; Lucian, dial. deor. 20, 4; Plutarch, de ira cohib. c. 13.)


From a presumed derivative of memphomai and moira (fate; akin to the base of meros); blaming fate, i.e. Querulous (discontented) -- complainer.

see GREEK memphomai

see GREEK meros

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