Word Summary
mētēr: mother
Original Word: μήτηρ
Transliteration: mētēr
Phonetic Spelling: (may'-tare)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: mother
Meaning: mother
Strong's Concordance

Apparently a primary word; a "mother" (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote) -- mother.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3384: μήτηρ

μήτηρ, genitive μητρός, dative μητρί, accusative μητέρα, (from Homer down; from Sanskritma, 'to measure'; but whether denoting the 'moulder,' or the 'manager' is debated; cf. Vanicek, p. 657; Curtius, § 472; (cf. μέτρον)), Hebrew אֵם, a mother; properly: Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:11, and often; tropically, of that which is like a mother: Matthew 12:49; Mark 3:35; John 19:27; Romans 16:13, cf. 1 Timothy 5:2; a city is called μήτηρ τῶν πορνῶν, that produces and harbors the harlots, Revelation 17:5; of a city where races of men (i. e. Christians) originated, Galatians 4:26 (here G T Tr WH omit; L brackets παντον (on the origin of which cf. Lightfoot at the passage)).