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Strong's #3006 - λεῖος

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  1. smooth, level
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Strong #: 1237 ‑ בִּקְעָה (bik‑aw');  2505 ‑ חָלַק (khaw‑lak');  2512 ‑ חַלֻּק (khal‑look');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λεῖος, α, ον,


1. smooth to the touch, [ αἴγειρος ] Il. 4.484; λ. ὥσπερ ἔγχελυς Ar. Fr. 218, cf. Eup. 338; χῆμαι, χηραμβίς, PCair.Zen. 82.12 (iii B.C.), Hsch.s.v. χήμη; τὰ τραχέα καὶ τὰ λ. X. Mem. 3.10.1; freq. in Pl., Cra. 414b, al., Arist. Cat. 10a17, etc.; also, of cloths, smooth, plain, not embroidered, ὑφαντά τε καὶ λ. Th. 2.97; λ. ὕφασμα Pl. Plt. 310e; λεῖα ἐκπεποιημένα worked smooth, of marble, IG 12.372.134; also λεία ἐργασία ib.372.165; unsculptured, Ἀθήνης ἕδος Call. Fr. 105.4; of plate, unembossed, φιάλαι IG 11(2).161 B 27 (Delos, iii B.C.), Inscr.Délos 442 B 78 (ii B.C.).

2. in Hom., chiefly of level places or countries, λεῖος δ' ἱππόδρομος ἀμφίς Il. 23.330; ἐν λείῳ πεδίῳ ib. 359; λ. ὁδός Od. 10.103, Hes. Op. 288 (ap. X., Pl., etc., ὀλίγη codd.); λ. ἄροσις Od. 9.134; λεῖα δ' ἐποίησεν made a smooth place, Il. 12.30; πεδίον λ. Hdt. 2.29; χωρίον λειότατον Id. 7.9. β; ἡ -οτάτη τῶν ὁδῶν Id. 9.69; λ. θάλασσα a smooth sea, Id. 2.117; λ. χώρα καὶ ἄξυλος X. Ath. 2.12; λ. βάσεις flat feet, Gal. 6.856. c. gen., χῶρος.. λεῖος πετράων smooth (i.e. free) from rocks, Od. 5.443, 7.282.

3. smoothskinned, without hair, of animals, Arist. HA 582b35, LXX Genesis 27:11; - ότατον τῶν ζῴων ἐστὶν ἄνθρωπος Arist. HA 583a6; esp. of youths, smooth-chinned, beardless (cf. λείαξ), Theoc. 5.90, cf. Revelation 12:13 (Strat.); also, of fish, smooth, ἱππίδια Epich. 44; opp. λεπιδωτοί, Arist. HA 505a26; [ γαλεός ] the smooth shark, Mustelus laevis, ib. 565b2, Opp. H. 1.380; τὸ λ. Hp. Epid. 3.14, 6.3.16; λείη ὑπόστασις a smooth or uniform sediment, Id. Coac. 462; [ γάλα] λ. καὶ ὁμαλὸν καὶ συνεχὲς ἑαυτῷ Sor. 1.91.

4. metaph., smooth, soft, πνεῦμα Ar. Ra. 1003; of the sound of the voice, Pl. Plt. 307a, Ti. 67b, Phlb. 51d; διάλεκτος Phld. Po.Herc. 994.36; of the taste, Ti.Locr. 100e sq.; also λ. μῦθοι A. Pr. 647; [ τὸ] ἥμερόν τε καὶ λ. [τοῦ ἤθους ] Pl. Cra. 406a; λ. πάθημα, opp. τραχύ, Id. Ti. 63e; λ. κινήματα τῆς σαρκός Epicur. Fr. 411; λ. κίνησις, Cyrenaic phrase for ἡδονή, D.L. 2.86, cf. Luc. Par. 10, Alex.Aphr. in Top. 94.32; λ. ἡσυχίη AP 7.278 (Arch. Byz.); ὡς -οτέρου ἐλέους ὑπάρξοντος (sed leg. τελειοτέρου) Plb. 20.9.11; τὸ λ., = λειότης, τῆς ἑρμηνείας D.H. Lys. 24; τὸ λ. καὶ ὁμαλὲς τῆς συνθέσεως Demetr. Eloc. 48. Adv. λείως smoothly, gently, Pl. Tht. 144b, Plu. 2.384a; καί με κωτίλλοντα λ. τραχὺν ἐκφανεῖν νόον Sol. ap. Arist. Ath. 12.3.

II rubbed or ground down, Dsc. 1.3, al., PHolm. 19.39; cf. λειόω 11: λεῖον, τό, fine sand, Inscr.Délos 500 A 9 (iii B.C.). (Prob. λειϝος, cf. Lat. lçvIsa)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λεῖος, λεῖα, λειον (cf. Latinlevis), smooth, level: opposed to τραχύς, of ways, Luke 3:5. (Isaiah 40:4 Alex.; Proverbs 2:20; 1 Samuel 17:40; in Greek writings from Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λεῖος , -εία , -εῖον ,

[in LXX: Genesis 27:11, 1 Samuel 17:40 R (H2505, H2512); ὁδὸς λ ., Isaiah 40:4 Α (H1237); Proverbs 2:20; Proverbs 12:13; Proverbs 26:23*;]

smooth: opp. to τραχύς , Luke 3:5 (LXX).†

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

BGU III. 781ii. 15 (i/A.D.) ἄλλα λεῖα (";unengraved";) πυθμένια, ib. I. 162.5 (ii/iii A.D.) ἄλλο (πλάτυμμα) α ̄ ὁμοῖως χρυσοῦν μεικρὸν λεῖον χωρὶ [ς θ ]εοῦ, Michel 833.27 (B.C. 279) φιάλαι χρυσαῖ λεῖαι ἑπτά. Λεῖος <*λει ϝ ος shows kinship with the Lat. l̯vis, which is similarly used of ";unchased"; silver, e.g. Juv. Sat. xiv. 62.


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.
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λεία λειας λείας λείος λείους leias leías
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