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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #5046 - τέλειος

Transliteration
téleios
Phonetics
tel'-i-os
Origin
from (G5056)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
8:67,1161
Definition
Thayer's
  1. brought to its end, finished
  2. wanting nothing necessary to completeness
  3. perfect
  4. that which is perfect
    1. consummate human integrity and virtue
    2. of men
      1. full grown, adult, of full age, mature
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8002 ‑ שֶׁלֶם (sheh'‑lem);  8003 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lame');  8503 ‑ תַּכְלִית (tak‑leeth');  8549 ‑ תָּמִים (taw‑meem');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (19)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
2
James
5
1 John
1
NAS (20)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
3
James
5
1 John
1
HCS (19)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
2
James
5
1 John
1
BSB (19)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
2
James
5
1 John
1
ESV (19)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
2
James
5
1 John
1
WEB (19)
Matthew
3
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Colossians
2
Hebrews
2
James
5
1 John
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τέλειος and τέλεος, α, ον, in Trag., Att., and Dor. also ος, ον, A. Eu. 382 (lyr.), Pl. Phlb. 67a, Arist. EN 1153b16, SIG 265 (Delph., iv B.C.), etc.: the form τέλειος is alone used by Hom., neither form in Hes.; τέλεος is alone used by Hdt., exc. in 9.110; in Trag. and Att. both forms occur; Att. Inscrr. up to the end of iii B.C. have only τέλεος, IG 12.76.39, al., and τέλεος, τελέως, τελεῶ are recommended by Thom. Mag. p.358R.; τέλειος first in IG 22.2314.51, al. (early ii B.C.), freq. in Papyri (PCair.Zen. 429.13, al. (iii B.C.), etc.), but the neut. used as Adv. is sts. τέλεον (BGU 903.12 (ii A.D.), etc., τέλειον POxy. 707.31 (ii A.D.), etc.): the form τέλεως, acc. τέλεων, with pl. τέλεῳ, is found in SIG 1025.61, 1026.14 (Cos, iv/iii B.C.), dub. in Schwyzer 734 (Zeleia) and Herod. 7.20: the form τέληον in GDI 4963 (Crete): (τέλος): perfect, of victims, entire, without spot or blemish, ἀρνῶν αἰγῶν τε τελείων Il. 1.66, cf. 24.34; βοτὸν τ. Riv.Fil. 56.265 (Cyrene); τὸνς ϝεξήκοντα τελέονς ὄϝινς (acc. pl.) SIG 56.30 (Argos, v. B.C.); of sacrifices, ἱερὰ τ. perfect, of full tale or number, or performed with all rites, Th. 5.47, Lexap. And. 1.97, D. 59.60; τελέους ἀεὶ τελετὰς τελούμενος τέλεος ὄντως.. γίγνεται Pl. Phdr. 249c; in Il. 8.247, 24.315, αἰετὸς τελειότατος πετεηνῶν is prob. the surest bird of augury (cf. τελήεις). in Dialects, = κύριος, fully constituted, valid, ἐν ἀγορᾷ τελείῳ Schwyzer 324.1 (Delph., iv B.C.), SIG 265 (ibid.), etc.; ἀλιαίᾳ ἔδοξε τελείᾳ ib.594.3 (Mycenae, ii B.C.); authoritative, final, ἁ δέ κα ϝράτρα ἁ δαμοσία τελεία εἴε δικάδο σα Schwyzer 412 (Elis); τὸ θέθμιον.. τέλεον εἶμεν IG 9(1).334.47 (Locr., v B.C.); so in Trag., τελεία ψῆφος a final decision, A. Supp. 739, S. Ant. 632.

2. of animals, full-grown, τέλεον νεαροῖς ἐπιθύσας A. Ag. 1504 (anap., and so perh. αἶγες τ. in Il. ll.cc.); ἐπ' οὗ θύεται τὰ τ. τῶν προβάτων, opp. γαλαθηνά, Hdt. 1.183, cf. SIG 1015.31 (Halic.), Pherecr. 44, PCair.Zen. 429.13, al. (iii B.C.), Sammelb. 5277.5 (iii A.D.), etc.; τ. ζῷον defined in Gal. 7.677; as Subst., τέλειον καὶ δέκα ἄρνες SIG 1024.35 (Myconus, iii/ii B.C.); τ. ἵππος, opp. πῶλος, Pl. Lg. 834c; τ. ἅρμα a chariot drawn by horses, opp. ἅρμα πωλικόν, CIG 2758 111.D2 (Aphrodisias), SIG 840 (Olympia, ii A.D.), Luc. Tim. 50; τελέᾳ συνωρίδι IG 5(2).549.2, al. (Arc., iv B.C.); τελέῳ τεθρίππῳ ib. 5; κέλητι τελέῳ ib. 550.29; κέλητι τελείῳ ib. 7.1772.14, cf. 16; of trees, Thphr. CP 3.7.5, POxy. 909.18 (iii A.D.); εἰκὼν τελεία life-sized, GDI 4942b7 (Crete, ii B.C.); of a torsionengine, full-sized, opp. to the model of one, Ph. Bel. 55.30: of human beings, full-grown, adult, Pl. Lg. 929c, X. Cyr. 1.2.4, 12, 14, BGU 1100.10 (i B.C.), POxy. 485.30 (ii A.D.), Sor. 1.10, al. married, τέλειοι οἱ γεγαμηκότες Paus.Gr. Fr. 306; Ἥρα Τελεία is so expld. at Stymphalus, Paus. 8.22.2, cf. Aristocl.Hist. 5 (ap.Sch. Theoc. 15.64); v. infr. 11.

3. of persons, accomplished, perfect in his kind, in relation to quality, Isoc. 12.32,242; ἱστοριῶν συγγραφέα τέλειον Supp.Epigr. 1.400 (Samos, ii A.D.); τ. σοφιστής Pl. Cra. 403e; τ. εἴς τι Id. Phdr. 269e (Sup.); κατὰ πάντα Id. Ti. 30d; πρός τι Id. Lg. 647d, 678b, Isoc. 12.9, etc.; ἔν τινι Id. Ephesians 4:3 (Sup.); οἱ τ. δογματικοί Gal. 15.60; but ἡ τελεία μαῖα the trained or qualified midwife, distd. from ἡ ἀρίστη (the trained and experienced midwife), Sor. 1.4. of things, φάρμακον τελεώτατον Pl. Criti. 106b; τ. ἀρετή, φιλία, etc., Arist. EN 1129b30, 1156b34, al.; of a syllogism in the 1st figure, the other figures being ἀτελεῖς, Id. APr. 27a1, etc.; τὸ τελεώτατον ἐκεῖνο γυμνάσιον, ὂ δὴ καὶ κατασκευὴν ὀνομάζουσι Gal. 6.169, cf. 208: even of evils, τ. νόσημα a serious, dangerous illness, Hp. Prorrh. 2.30; τελειοτάτη κακία Gal. 16.500; ἀδικία τελέα, τελεωτάτη, absolute, Pl. R. 348b, 344a; συνθέσεις λευκὰς τελείας δέκα τρεῖς thirteen complete white suits, PHamb. 10.14 (ii A.D.); τ. ἀποζυγή complete divorce, PGrenf. 2.76.19 (iv A.D.); ὕνις τελεία, κράβακτος ξύλινος τ., etc., PTeb. 406.19, al. (iii A.D.); of land, fully inundated, opp. ἀβροχικός, PMasp. 107.13, al. (vi A.D.), prob. in PFlor. 286.23 (vi A.D.).

4. of prayers, vows, etc., fulfilled, accomplished, εὐχωλαί Pi. Fr. 122.15; τέλειον ἐπ' εὐχᾷ ἐσλόν Id. P. 9.89; τελεία γένεος Οἰδίπου τ' ἀρά A. Th. 832 (lyr.); μὰ τὴν τ. τῆς ἐμῆς παιδὸς Δίκην Id. Ag. 1432; τέλεα εὔγματα Ar. Th. 353 (lyr.); of omens or predictions, ὄψις ὀνείρου οὐ τελέη a vision which imported nothing, Hdt. 1.121; τ. σύμβολον h.Merc. 526 (s. v.l.); τ. τὸ ἐνύπνιον ἀποτετέλεσται Pl. R. 443b.

5. of numbers, full, complete, τελέους ἑπτὰ μῆνας Ar. Lys. 104; τ. ἐνιαυτός the great year, Pl. Ti. 39d. in Arithm., of perfect numbers, which are equal to the sum of their divisors, as 6 = 3 + 2 + 1; 28 = 14 + 7 + 4 + 2 + 1, Id. R. 546b, Euc. 7 Def. 23, Theo Sm.p.45 H., Nicom. Ar. 1.16: but 9 is τ. ὅτι ἐκ τελείου τοῦ γ γίνεται, Theol.Ar. 58 (3 is τ. because it has ἀρχή, μέσον, τέλος, ib. 14).

6. τ. κρατήρ, i.e. the third bowl offered to Ζεὺς Σωτήρ, Ar. Fr. 526, E. Fr. 148. II of the gods, having power to fulfil prayer, all-powerful (as implied in A. Ag. 973, Ζεῦ Ζεῦ τέλειε, τὰς ἐμὰς εὐχὰς τέλει), Ζεὺς τ. Pi. O. 13.115, P. 1.67; τ. ὕψιστον Δία A. Eu. 28; τελέων τελειότατον κράτος, Ζεῦ Id. Supp. 526 (lyr.); of Hera ζυγία, the presiding goddess of marriage (v. supr. 1.2 b, τέλος 1.6), Pi. N. 10.18, A. Eu. 214, Fr. 383, Ar. Th. 973 (lyr.); of Apollo, Theoc. 25.22 (Sup.); of the Eumenides, A. Eu. 382 (lyr.); Μοῖραι Supp.Epigr. 3.400.9 (Delph., iii B.C.): generally, θεοὶ τέλειοι τέλειαί τε A. Th. 167 (lyr.); πῦρ τέλεον ἄρρητον Lyr.Alex.Adesp. 36.14: also ἀνὴρ τ. the head or lord of the house, A. Ag. 972.

III = τελευταῖος, last, S. Tr. 948 (lyr.). τέλειον, τό, a royal banquet, as a transl. of the Pers. τυκτά, Hdt. 9.110. ἡ τελεία (sc. στιγμή) the full point, D.T. 630.6; so τελείαν δεῖ στίξαι Herm. in Phdr. p.84 A.

2. ἡ τελεία (sc. ἀντίδοτος) the perfect antidote, effective against all poisons, Scrib. Larg.177. Τέλεος (sc. μήν (, , name of a month at Epidaurus, IG 42(1).109 ii 114.

Adv. τελέως finally, absolutely, with full authority, A. Eu. 320, 953 (both anap.).

2. completely, absolutely, thoroughly, τ. ἐς ἀσθενὲς ἔρχεται Hdt. 1.120; τ. ἐκκλησιάσαιμεν perfectly, Ar. Th. 329 (lyr.); τ. ἄφρων Isaiah 12:4; ἔρια τ. ῥυπαρά PCair.Zen. 287 (iii B.C.); τ. μ' ὑπῆλθε completely deceived me, Epicr. 9; τ. ἑστιᾶν perfectly, X. Smp. 2.2; τ. κινήσεται absolutely, Pl. Tht. 182c; τ. γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἐνώχλει he was a perfect nuisance to us, PCair.Zen. 637.4 (iii B.C.); τ. γυμνάζειν put a person through the τέλειον γυμνάσιον, Gal. 6.286; μέσα τ. completely neutral, Id. 18(2).59, cf. 79, al.--This is the only form of the Adv. allowed by Thom.Mag.p.358 R., but τελείως is found in Gorg. Hel. 18, Isoc. 13.18, Pl. Def. 411d, Arist. Metaph. 1021b26, PPetr. 3p.114 (iii B.C.), LXX Ju. 11.6, Gal. 16.639, etc.

3. the neut. τέλεον is also used as Adv. in later Prose, Luc. Merc.Cond. 5, App. BC 1.8, Sor. 2.56, etc. Comp. and Sup.: Hom. uses only τελειότατος: in Prose τελεώτερος, -ώτατος prevail, though the other forms occur in Arist. EN 1097a30, 1174b22. Comp. Adv. τελεώτερον Pl. R. 520b (τελειοτέρως Sch. Il. 2.350, v.l. in Procl. Inst. 18); τελεώτατα Pl. R. 351b.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τέλειος , -α , -ον

(< τέλος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8003, H8549 and cogn. forms;]

having reached its end, finished, mature, complete, perfect;

1. of persons, primarily of physical development,

(a) full-grown, mature: Hebrews 5:14; ethically: Philippians 3:15; opp. to νήπιος (-άζειν ), 1 Corinthians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 14:20, Ephesians 4:13; τ . καὶ πεπληροφορημένοι , Colossians 4:12; τ . ἐν Χριστῷ , Colossians 1:28;

(b) complete, perfect (expressing the simple idea of complete goodness, without reference either to maturity or to the philosophical idea of a τέλος ; v. Hort on James 1:4): Matthew 5:48; Matthew 19:21, James 1:4; James 3:2; of God, Matthew 5:48.

2. Of things, complete, perfect: Romans 12:2; ἔργον , James 1:4; νόμος , James 1:25; δώρημα , James 1:17; ἀγάπη , 1 John 4:18; τὸ τ ., 1 Corinthians 13:10; compar., τελειοτέρα (σκηνή ), Hebrews 9:11.

(There is probably no reference in St. Paul's usage to the use of this term in the ancient mysteries; cf. ICC on Colossians 1:28; but v. also Lft., in l, and Notes, 173 f.) †

SYN.: see ὁλόκληρος G3648 (and cf. Rendall, He., 158 ff.).


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";thistle,"; Matthew 7:16, Hebrews 6:8. In his comment on the latter passage (ICC ad l.) Moffatt recalls Philo Leg. Allegor. 250 (ed. Cohn), where with reference to Genesis 3:18 Philo plays with the derivation of the word (like ";trefoil";)—ἕκαστον δὲ τῶν παθῶν τριβόλια εἴρηκεν, ἐπειδὴ τριττά ἐστιν, αὐτό τε καὶ τὸ ποιητικόν καὶ τὸ ἐκ τούτων ἀποτέλεσμα.

 

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List of Word Forms
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