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Entry for Strong's #2900 - κραταιός

Word Origin
from (2904)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. mighty
    1. of the mighty power of God
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 117 ‑ אַדִּיר (ad‑deer');  533 ‑ אַמִּץ (am‑meets', am‑meets');  1368 ‑ גִּבֹּר (ghib‑bore', ghib‑bore');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');  4043 ‑ מְגִנָּה (maw‑gane', meg‑in‑naw');  5794 ‑ עַז (az);  6105 ‑ עָצַם (aw‑tsam');  6184 ‑ עָרִיץ (aw‑reets');  8632 ‑ תְּקָף (tek‑ofe');  
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρᾰται-ός, ά, όν,

poet. form of κρατερός,

strong, mighty, μοῖρα κραταιή Il. 16.334, etc.; of men, Od. 15.242, 18.382, Pi. N. 4.25, B. 17.18; of a lion, κραταιοῦ θηρὸς ὑφ' ὁρμῆς Il. 11.119; ἔγχος Pi. P. 6.34; κ. ἔπος word of power, ib. 2.81; σθένος κ. A. Pr. 428 (lyr.); κ. μετὰ χερσίν S. Ph. 1110 (lyr.); κραταιᾶς χειρός E. HF 964; κραταιῷ.. βραχίονι Trag.Adesp. 416; ἔχει χεῖρα κραταιάν Cratin.Jun. 8.4 (hex.); χεῖρα κραταιοτέρην AP 11.324 (Autom.); fierce, κ. καύματος ὥρᾳ Poet. ap. Callistr. ap. Ath. 3.125c: freq. in later Prose, κ. λίθος hard stone, Ph. Bel. 80.22, Supp.Epigr. 2.829 (Damascus, iii A. D.); ἐν χειρὶ κ. with a mighty hand, LXX Exodus 13:3, al.; κ. ἀγών Plb. 2.69.8; τόξα κ. Plu. Crass. 24; ἐπὶ τὸ κ. Luc. Anach. 28: Comp., Ph. 1.14: Sup., Id. 2.383; esp. in magical and mystical writings, ἐν φωτὶ κ. καὶ ἀφθάρτῳ PMag.Lond. 121.563; θεοὶ κ. ib.422; οἱ κ. the Mighty Ones, lamb. Myst. 8.4, Dam. Pr. 351: Astrol., κ. ἡγεμόνες, divinities presiding over certain periods of the month, Porph. ap. Eus. PE 3.4; ἀστέρες, ζῴδιον, Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(4).227; also ὁ κ. [μηνὸς Φαρμοῦθι ] POxy. 465 i 12 (ii A. D.): c. gen., ruling over, ὦ τῶν πάντων ζώντων τε καὶ τεθνηκότων κραταιοί PMag. Leid.V. 7.8; ὁ μέγιστος κ. θεὸς Σοκνοπαῖος Wilcken Chr. 122.1 (i A. D.). Adv. - ῶς LXX Ev Judges 8:1, Ph. 1.276, Arch.f.Religionswiss. 18.259 (iii A. D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κραταιός, κραταιᾷ, κραταιόν (κράτος), the Sept. mostly for חָזָק, mighty: κραταιός χείρ τοῦ Θεοῦ, i. e. the power of God, 1 Peter 5:6; τοῦ κυρίου, Baruch 2:11; 1 Esdr. 8:46 (47), 60 (61), and often in the Sept. (In earlier Greek only poetic (Homer, others) for the more common κρατερός; but later, used in prose also (Plutarch, others).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κραταιός , - , -όν

(< κράτος ),

(in cl. poët, form of κρατερός ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2388 and cognates;]

strong, mighty: 1 Peter 5:6.†

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

That this ";poetic"; word also formed part of the common stock of the Κοινή is shown by its occurrence not only in the LXX and NT, but in the magic papyri, e.g. P Lond 121.422 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 98) θεοὶ κραταιοί, ib. .563 (= p. 102) ἐν φωτὶ κραταιῷ καὶ ἀφθάρτῳ, ib. .789 (= p. 109) ἐπεύχομαι τῇ δεσποίνῃ τοῦ παντὸς κόσμου, ἐπάκουσόν μου ἡ μόνη (= ι)μος ἡ κρατει (= αι).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
κραταιά κραταιαν κραταιάν κραταιὰν κραταιάς κραταιοί κραταιόν κραταιός κραταίος κραταιότερον κραταιότητι κραταιού κραταιούς κραταιώ κραταιών krataian krataiàn
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