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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2245 - ἡλίκος

Transliteration
hēlíkos
Phonetics
hay-lee'-kos
Origin
from helix (a comrade, i.e. one of the same age)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. as old as, as tall as
    1. how great
    2. how small
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (2)
Colossians
1
James
1
NAS (6)
Colossians
2
James
4
HCS (3)
Colossians
1
James
2
BSB (3)
Colossians
1
James
2
ESV (2)
Colossians
1
James
1
WEB (2)
Colossians
1
James
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἡλίκος [ ], η, ον,

1. as big as, πόσος τις; μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων Ar. Ra. 55; τί τοσοῦτον ὕβρισεν, ἡλίκον..; D. 21.147; τηλικοῦτος, ἡ. οὐδείς πω βασιλεύς Id. 1.9.

2. of age, as old as, ἄνδρα.. ἡλίκον Θουκυδίδην Ar. Ach. 703; τοῖσιν ἡλίκοισι νῷν, = τηλίκοις ἡλίκοι νώ, Id. Ec. 465; οἱ ἡλίκοι ἐγώ,= τηλίκοι ἡλίκοι ἐγώ, Pl. La. 180d: rare in Trag., ὁρᾷς μὲν ἡμᾶς, ἡλίκοι.. of what various ages.., S. OT 15.

3. in indirect questions, how big, how great, Thphr. Char. 23.2, Crates Theb. 18, etc.; ὁρῶν ἡ. ἐστὶ Φίλιππος D. 6.6, cf. Pl. Chrm. 154b; freq. in expressions of wonder, θαυμάσι' ἡλίκα extraordinarily great, D. 19.24; θαυμαστὸν ἡλίκον Id. 24.122; μέγιστα ἡλίκα Luc. Merc.Cond. 13; also, how small, ἰδοὺ ἡλίκον πῦρ ἡλίκην ὕλην ἀνάπτει Ephesians 3:5; ἂν ἴδω γὰρ ἡλίκον ἰχθὺν ὅσου τιμῶσι Antiph. 166.6, cf. Luc. Herm. 5.

4. in exclamations, ἡλίκον λαλεῖς Men. Sam. 40. (Compd. of yo-, relat. Pron. stem (cf. ὅς), and -âli- (cf. ἧλιξ), with suffix -κο-; cf. πηλίκος, τηλίκος.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἡλίκος , -η , -ον ,

1. prop., as big as, as old as.

2. As indirect interrog., what sized, what, how great, how small (the sense to be determined by the context): Colossians 2:1, James 3:5, Galatians 6:11 (WH, mg.; πηλ -, WH, txt., RV).†


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

P Tebt I. 27.78 (B.C. 113) (= Chrest. I. p. 390) καθόλου δ᾽ ἐνθυμηθεὶς ἡλίκην συμβάλλεται ἡ περὶ τὰ ὑποδεικνύμεν [α ] προσοχὴι τοῖς πράγμασι ῥοπήν, ";in general consider how great an impulse attention to the matters indicated gives to business"; (Edd.), Syll 405.11 (A.D. 145) ἐδήλ [ωσεν ὅσα κα ]ὶ ἡλίκα οἰκοδομήματα προστίθησιν τῇ πόλ [ει. In the medical prescriptions P Oxy VIII. 1088.42 (early i/A.D.) κολλύρια πόει ἡλίκον Αἰγύπ (τιον) κύαμον, ";make pastilles of the size of an Egyptian bean"; (Ed.), and ib. II. 234ii. 20 (ii/iii A.D.) ἡλίκον [ ]ρόβῳ, ";of the size of a pea"; (Edd.), the context suggests that, as in the case of the Lat. quantus sometimes = quantulus, ἡλίκος from meaning ";how great"; has come to mean also ";how small";; cf. James 3:5.

 

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
ηλικην ηλίκην ἡλίκην ηλικον ηλίκον ἡλίκον eliken ēlikēn elikon ēlikon heliken helíken hēlikēn hēlíkēn helikon helíkon hēlikon hēlíkon
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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