μνηστεύω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
μνηστεύω
Greek transliteration: 
mnēsteuō
Simplified transliteration: 
mnesteuo
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, ἐμνήστευμαι, ἐμνηστεύθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3423
GK Number: 
3650
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1a(6)
Gloss: 
(pass.) to be pledged to marriage, betrothed, become engaged
Definition: 
to ask in marriage; to betroth;, pass. to be betrothed, engaged, Mt. 1:18; Lk. 1:27; 2:5*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way: When his mother Mary was pledged (mnēsteutheisēs | μνηστευθείσης | aor pass ptcp gen sg fem) in marriage to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:27 to a virgin pledged (emnēsteumenēn | ἐμνηστευμένην | perf pass ptcp acc sg fem) to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin was Mary.
Luke 2:5 to be registered with Mary, who was pledged (emnēsteumenē | ἐμνηστευμένῃ | perf pass ptcp dat sg fem) in marriage to him, and who was expecting a child.