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Forms of the word
μέλας, μέλαινα, μέλαν
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the color black; ink, made of soot or other carbon source mixed with oil or resin
black, Mt. 5:36; Rev. 6:5, 12, the form μέλαν means ink, 2 Cor. 3:3; 2 Jn. 12; 3 Jn. 13

Greek-English Concordance for μέλας

Matthew 5:36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black (melainan | μέλαιναν | acc sg fem).
2 Corinthians 3:3 making known that you are a letter of Christ, delivered by us, written not in ink (melani | μέλανι | dat sg neut) but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
2 John 1:12 Although I have many other things to write to you, I do not want to use paper and ink (melanos | μέλανος | gen sg neut); instead, I hope to be with you and speak face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
3 John 1:13 I have many things to write to you, but I do not wish to write with pen (melanos | μέλανος | gen sg neut) and ink.
Revelation 6:5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black (melas | μέλας | nom sg masc) horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand.
Revelation 6:12 And when he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and there was a great earthquake; the sun became as black (melas | μέλας | nom sg masc) as sackcloth made of hair, the entire moon became like blood,