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Strong's #2909 - κρείττων

Transliteration
kreíttōn
Phonetics
krite'-tohn
Origin
comparative of a derivative of (G2904)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. more useful, more serviceable, more advantageous
  2. more excellent
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (18)
1 Corinthians
3
Hebrews
13
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
NAS (20)
1 Corinthians
3
Philippians
1
Hebrews
14
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
HCS (17)
1 Corinthians
2
Philippians
1
Hebrews
12
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
BSB (15)
1 Corinthians
1
Hebrews
12
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
WEB ( 0 )
WEB (16)
1 Corinthians
2
Hebrews
12
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρειìττων

Comparative of a derivative of G2904

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κρείσσων

(Epic and old Att..) and κρείττων (later Att..), prop. comparat. of κρατύς , strong, but in sense often (as in cl., v. LS, s.v.) as comparat. of ἀγαθός ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2896;]

better;

(a) as to advantage or usefulness: 1 Corinthians 11:17, Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:24; πολλῷ μᾶλλον κ ., Philippians 1:23; κρεῖσσον ποιεῖν , 1 Corinthians 7:38; ἐστιν , seq. inf., 1 Corinthians 7:9, 2 Peter 2:21;

(b) as to excellence: Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 6:9; Hebrews 7:7; Hebrews 7:19; Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:23; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 11:35; κ . ἐστι , seq. inf., 1 Peter 3:17.†


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

κρείσσων, κρείττων, is always strictly comparative in the NT, cf. P Oxy XIV. 1676.15 (iii/A.D.) ἀλλὰ πάντως κρείττονα εἶχες · διὰ τοῦτο ὑπερηφάνηκας ἡμᾶς, ";but you doubtless had better things to do; that was why you neglected us"; (Edd.). It is found with a superlative force in such a passage as P Oxy VII. 1062.5 (ii/A.D.) προσθεὶς ὅτι τὰ θέρε ̣ι ̣ά ἐστιν τὰ κρείσσονα, ";adding that the summer ones were the best"; (Ed.)—a letter referring to the purchase of some fleeces. On the relative proportion of the two forms in the LXX, see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 122.

 

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
κρειττον κρεῖττον κρεῖττόν κρειττονος κρείττονος κρείττονός κρειττοσιν κρείττοσιν κρειττων κρείττων κρεμαστόν kreitton kreittōn kreítton kreíttōn kreîtton kreîttón kreittonos kreíttonos kreíttonós kreittosin kreíttosin
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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