3155. matén
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matén: in vain, to no purpose
Original Word: μάτην
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: matén
Phonetic Spelling: (mat'-ane)
Short Definition: in vain
Definition: in vain, in an unreal way, to no purpose.

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Cognate: 3155 mátēn (an adverb) – properly, "aimlessly"; pointless, without ground or any real purpose (fruitfulness). See 3152 (mataios).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adverb from acc. of maté (a folly)
in vain, to no purpose
NASB Translation
vain (2).

STRONGS NT 3155: μάτην

μάτην (accusative (cf. Winers Grammar, 230 (216); Buttmann, § 131, 12) of μάτη, equivalent to ματία, a futile attempt, folly, fault), adverb, from Pindar, Aeschylus down, in vain, fruitlessly: Matthew 15:9 and Mark 7:7, after Isaiah 29:13 the Sept..

in vain.

Accusative case of a derivative of the base of massaomai (through the idea of tentative manipulation, i.e. Unsuccessful search, or else of punishment); folly, i.e. (adverbially) to no purpose -- in vain.

see GREEK massaomai

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