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Strong's #2276 - ἥττον

Root Word (Etymology)
neuter of comparative of heka (slightly) used for that of (G2556)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Neuter of a compound of ἧκα hēka (slightly) used for that of G2556



I of Place or Motion, slightly, a little, ἦκ' ἐπ' ἀριστερά a little to the left, Il. 23.336; ἦ. παρακλίνας κεφαλήν Od. 20.301: hence, generally, softly, gently, ἦ. ἐλάσαι 18.94, cf. 92; ἀπώσατο ἦ. γέροντα Il. 24.508; ἦ. μάλα ψύξασα 20.440; ἦ. κιόντας Od. 17.254; ἦ. βιησάμενος Nic. Al. 226.

II of Sound, softly, low, ἦ. πρὸς ἀλλήλους ἀγόρευον Il. 3.155; ἦ. μύρεσθαι, μάλ' ὁμαδῆσαι, A.R. 3.463, 565.

III of Sight, softly, smoothly, ἦ. στίλβοντας ἐλαίῳ with oil soft -shining, Il. 18.596; ἦκ' ἐπιμειδήσας soft -smiling, Hes. Th. 547; ἦ. μέλαν slightly black, Opp. C. 3.39. of Time, by little and little, AP 5.278 (Paul. Sil.), Opp. H. 2.67. (Perh. connected with Lat. sçg-nis (for sçg-nis): but Hsch. has γάκα (i.e. ϝᾶκα) · ἡδέως; cf. ἥσσων, ἥκιστος, ἤκιστος, ἠκαῖον, ἤκαλος, ἠκαλέον.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἥσσων, see ἥττων.]

STRONGS NT 2276: ἥττων ἥττων or (so L T Tr WH, see Sigma) ἥσσων, ἧσσον, inferior; neuter adverbially (from Homer down) less, 2 Corinthians 12:15; εἰς τό ἧσσον, for the worse (that ye may be made worse; opposed to εἰς τό κρεῖττον), 1 Corinthians 11:17.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(Rec. ἥττ -, the Attic literary form), ἧσσων ,

inferior, less; neut., τὸ ἧ ., adverbially, less: 2 Corinthians 12:15; εἰς τὸ ἧ ., for the worse (opp. to κρεῖττον ): 1 Corinthians 11:17.†

ἥττων , v.s ἥσσων .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ησσον ήσσον ἧσσον ησσόνων ήσσων ήττον ήττονες ήττους ήττων esson ēsson hesson hêsson hēsson hē̂sson
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