Grave (Noun) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Grave (Noun)

[ 1,,G3419, mnemeion ]
primarily denotes a memorial" (akin to mnaomai, "to remember"), then, "a monument" (the significance of the word rendered "tombs," AV, "sepulchres," in Luke 11:47), anything done to preserve the memory of things and persons; it usually denotes a tomb, and is translated either "tomb" or "sepulchre" or "grave." Apart from the Gospels, it is found only in Acts 13:29. Among the Hebrews it was generally a cavern, closed by a door or stone, often decorated. Cp. Matthew 23:29. See TOMB.

[ 2,,G3418, mnema ]
akin to No. 1, like which it signified "a memorial" or "record of a thing or a dead person," then "a sepulchral monument," and hence "a tomb;" it is rendered "graves" in the AV of Revelation 11:9 (RV, "a tomb"); "tomb" or "tombs," Mark 5:3,5 (some mss. have No. 1, as in Mark 15:46, AV, "sepulchre") and Mark 16:2 (AV, "sepulchre"); Luke 8:27; Acts 2:29; Acts 7:16 (AV, "sepulchre"). See TOMB.

Note: In 1 Corinthians 15:55, where some texts have "Hades," AV, "grave," the most authentic have thanatos, "death."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words