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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Long

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A — 1: μακρός

(Strong's #3117 — Adjective — makros — mak-ros' )

is used of "long prayers" (Matthew 23:14 , in some mss.), Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47 . It denotes "far" in Luke 15:13; 19:12 . See FAR.

A — 2: ἱκανός

(Strong's #2425 — Adjective — hikanos — hik-an-os' )

"sufficient, much, long," is used with chronos, "time," in Luke 8:27; in Luke 20:9; 23:8 (AV, "season") the plural is used, lit., "long times;" Acts 8:11; 14:3 . See ABLE (ABILITY), C, No. 2, MANY, MUCH.

A — 3: πολύς

(Strong's #4183 — Adjective — polus — pol-oos' )

"much," is used with chronos, "time," in Matthew 25:19; John 5:6; in Acts 27:21 , with asitia, AV, "long abstinence," RV, "long without food." See COMMON , Note (1).

A — 4: τοσοῦτος

(Strong's #5118 — Adjective — tosoutos — tos-oo'-tos )

"so long," is used with chronos in John 14:9; Hebrews 4:7 .

A — 5: πόσος

(Strong's #4214 — pronoun — posos — pos'-os )

"how much," is used with chronos, in Mark 9:21 , "how long time," RV (AV, "how long ago").

A — 6: ὅσος

(Strong's #3745 — pronoun — hosos — hos'-os )

"how much, so much," is used after the preposition epi (eph'), and as an adjective qualifying chronos, signifying "for so long time," in Romans 7:1; 1 Corinthians 7:39; Galatians 4:1; see also B, No. 4.

Notes: (1) In Acts 14:28 , AV, the adjective oligos, "little," with the negative ou, "not," and qualifying chronos, is rendered "long time;" RV, "no little (time)." (2) For the comparative adjective, pleion, see LONGER , B.

B — 1: πολύς

(Strong's #4183 — Adjective — polus — pol-oos' )

in one or other of its neuter forms, singular or plural, is used (a) of degree, "greatly, much, many," e.g., Mark 1:45; (b) of time, e.g., Acts 27:14 . Cp. A, No. 3. See GREAT , MUCH , OFT , SORE , STRAITLY , WHILE.

B — 2: ἐπί

(Strong's #1909 2425 — Preposition — eph' hikanon — ep-ee' )

lit., "unto much (time)," is rendered "a long while" in Acts 20:11 . Cp. A, No. 2.

B — 3: ἕως

(Strong's #2193 4219 — Conjunction — heos pote — heh'-oce )

lit., "until when?" signifies "how long?" Matthew 17:17 (twice); Mark 9:19 (twice); Luke 9:41; John 10:24; Revelation 6:10 . eph' hoson signifies "so long as, as long as" (epi, "upon," hosos, "how much"), Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19; 2 Peter 1:13 . See INASMUCH, No. 2.

Notes: (1) For the adverb LONGER, see below. (2) In 2 Peter 2:3 , AV, the adverb ekpalai, "from of old," RV (ek, "from," palai, "of old, formerly"), is translated "of a long time."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Long'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/long.html. 1940.

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