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Strong's #1647 - ἐλαχιστότερος

Root Word (Etymology)
comparative of (G1646)
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  1. less than the least, lower the lowest
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


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Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐλαχιστοτερος, ἐλαχιστερα, ἐλαχιστερον (comparitive formed from the superlative ἐλάχιστος; there is also a superlative ἐλαχιστοτατος; "it is well known that this kind of double comparison is common in the poets; but in prose, it is regarded as faulty." Lob. ad Phryn., p. 136; cf. Winers Grammar, § 11, 2 b. (also 27 (26); Buttmann, 28 (25))), less than the least, lower than the lowest: Ephesians 3:8.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(for corresp. superl., v. LS; v. also Bl., § 44, 3);

less than the least: Ephesians 3:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With this form (Ephesians 3:8) we may compare the double superlative μεγιστότατος in the horoscope P Lond 130.49 (i/ii A.D.) (= I. p. 134) ὅθεν ὁ μὲν μεγιστότατος ἥλιος καὶ τῶν ὅλων δυνάστης. See further Proleg. p. 236.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ελαχιστοτερω ελαχιστοτέρω ἐλαχιστοτέρῳ elachistotero elachistoterō elachistotéroi elachistotérōi
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