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Strong's #3016 - λεπτόν

neuter of a derivative of the same as (G3013)
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  1. thin, small
  2. a small brass coin, equivalent to the eighth part of an "as", worth about a 1/5 of a cent
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Neuter of a derivative of the same as G3013

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λεπτός, λεπτή, λεπτόν (λέπω to strip off the bark, to peel), thin; small; τό λεπτόν, a very small brass coin, equivalent to the eighth part of an as (A. V. a mite; cf. Alex.'s Kitto and B. D. under the word; cf. F. R. Conder in the Bible Educator, 3:179): Mark 12:42; Luke 12:59; Luke 21:2; (Alciphron, epistles I, 9 adds κέρμα; Pollux, onom. 9, 6, sect. 92, supplies νόμισμα).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*λεπτός , - , -όν

(λέπω , to peel),

1. peeled.

2. fine, thin, small, light; hence, in late Gk., as subst. τὸ λ ., a small coin (one-eighth of an as, AV, mite): Mark 12:42, Luke 12:59; Luke 21:2.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this coin, the smallest piece of money in circulation (cf. Luke 12:59), see OGIS 484.9 (ii/A.D.) ε ]ἰς τὸν λεπτὸν. . χαλκόν with Dittenberger’s note : ";distinguitur denarius argenteus, quae est moneta imperialis, ab asse aheneo, i.e. moneta provinciali. Haec adiectivo λεπτός significatur."; Cf. ib. 485.12 (Roman) κατασταθεὶς δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς χαράξεως τοῦ λεπτοῦ χαλκοῦ. We may add one or two miscellaneous exx. of the adj.—P Petr III. 42 H (8)f.28 (mid. iii/B.C.) ῥάκος λεπτόν, P Lond 1177.164 (A.D. 113) (= III. p. 185) σχοινίων λεπτῶν, P Giss I. 47.7 (Hadrian) (= Chrest. I. 326) θῶραξ. . [τ ]ὴν πλοκὴν λεπτότατος, PSI II. 177.5 (ii/iii A.D.) λεπτὸν γέγον [εν, of a sick child, P Flor II. 127.14 (A.D. 256) χοιρίδιον. . λεπτόν, of a thin pig, P Oxy VII. 1066.5 (iii/A.D.) τὴν ῥίνην. . λεπτοτέραν, of a too fine file. For λεπτόν or λεπτίον, ";a jar,"; see P Oxy VIII. 1153.4 (i/A.D.) with the editor’s note.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
ελεπτυνά ελέπτυναν ελέπτυνε ελέπτυνεν ελεπτύνθησαν λεπτα λεπτά λεπτὰ λεπταί λεπτή λεπτήν λεπτής λεπτοί λεπτον λεπτόν λεπτὸν λεπτού λεπτυνεί λεπτύνει λεπτυνείς λεπτύνον λεπτύνουσι λεπτυνώ λέπυρον λέσχαι lepta leptà lepton leptòn
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