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Entry for Strong's #3029 - λίαν

Transliteration
lían
Phonetics
lee'-an  
Word Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Adverb
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. greatly, exceedingly, exceedingly beyond measure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3966 ‑ מְאֹד (meh‑ode');  4100 ‑ מֶה (maw, mah, maw, mah, meh);  5704 ‑ עַד (ad);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (14) NAS (12) HCS (11)
Matthew 4
Mark 4
Luke 1
2 Corinthians 2
2 Timothy 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
Matthew 4
Mark 4
Luke 1
2 Timothy 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
Matthew 3
Mark 4
Luke 1
2 Timothy 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
ADV 14
ADV 14
ADV 14
NA WH
ADV 11
ADV 12


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λίαν

[v. fin.], Ion. and λίην,

I Adv. very, exceedingly, in Hom. with an Adv., λ. ἑκάς Od. 14.496; λ. ἀεικελίως 8.231: with an Adj., λ. μέγα εἶπες 3.227, 16.243; νήπιος λ. τόσον 4.371, cf. 13.238; λ. λυπρός 13.243; λ. ἐνθύμιος ib. 421: alone with a Verb, very much, overmuch, κεχολώατο λ. 14.282; λ. ἄχθομαι ἕλκος Il. 5.361; οὔ τι λ. ποθὴ ἔσσεται not exceedingly, 14.368; μή τι λ. προκαλίζεο Od. 18.20, cf. Il. 6.486; also, in Hom., καὶ λίην, which always begins the sentence or verse, surely, aye surely, καὶ λ. κεῖνός γε ἐοικότι κεῖται ὀλέθρῳ Od. 1.46, cf. 3.203, Il. 1.553, al.

II after Hom., ἀσχάλα μὴ λίην Archil. 66.7, cf. So 6; λίην δὲ δειλιάζεις Anacr. ap. Ptol.Ascal. p.409 H.; λ. πιστεύειν to believe implicitly, Hdt. 4.96; μὴ κάμνε λ. Pi. P. 1.90; μὴ λ. στένε S. El. 1172, cf. E. Med. 158 (lyr.); ἀσπάζου αὐτὴν λ. POxy. 936.13 (iii A.D.); καὶ λ. σαφῶς Ar. Eq. 1231; λ. ἀσελγῶς Lys. 24.15; λ. πόρρω Pl. Prt. 310c; ἐντὸς λ. τῶν τειχῶν Th. 7.5: with other words of like sense, πολὺ λ. Isoc. 9.48; λ. πάνυ Antiph. 184.2 (dub.), cf. Eust. 972.46; κόμπος λ. εἰρημένος, opp. πεπλασμένος (compare our very and verily), A. Pr. 1031: in Trag.and Com.freq.betw.Art.and Noun, ἡ λ. φιλότης βροτῶν his too great love.., A. Pr. 123 (anap.); τὸ λ. ποτόν Cratin. 187; ἡ λ. τρυφή Men. 587; τὰ λ. μειράκια Theopomp. Com. 29; αἱ πρὸς τυράννους λίαν ὁμιλίαι D. 6.21; τὸ λ. excess, violence, E. Andr. 866, Pl. Cra. 415c. [ Hom. has nine times, thirty-two times; the latter is found both in arsi and in thesi. In later and Trag. both quantities are found: always.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λίαν (in Homer and Ionic λίην) (for λιλαν, λαῷ to desire: cf. Curtius, § 532), adverb, greatly, exceedingly: Matthew 2:16; Matthew 4:8; Matthew 8:28; Matthew 27:14; Mark 1:35; Mark 9:3; Mark 16:2; Luke 23:8; 2 Timothy 4:15; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3; (2 Macc. 11:1; 4 Macc. 8:16; Tobit 9:4, etc.; for מְאֹד, Genesis 1:31; Genesis 4:5; 1 Samuel 11:15); λίαν ἐκ περισσοῦ, exceedingly beyond measure, Mark 6:51 (WH omits; Tr brackets ἐκπερισσοῦ). See ὑπερλίαν.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λίαν , adv.,

[in LXX chiefly for H3966 Genesis 1:31; Genesis 4:5, Jeremiah 24:3, al.; Tobit 9:4, 2 Maccabees 11:1, al.;]

very, exceedingly: Matthew 2:16; Matthew 4:8; Matthew 8:28; Matthew 27:14 Mark 1:35; Mark 6:51 (Rec. λ . ἐκ περισσοῦ ) Mark 9:3; Mark 16:2, Luke 23:8, 2 Timothy 4:15, 2 John 1:4, 3 John 1:3 (cf. ὑτερλίαν ).†

*† υπερλίαν

(Rec. ὑπὲρλίαν , v. WM, § 50, 7n; B1., § 4, 1),

adv.,

exceedingly, pre-eminently: 2 Corinthians 11:5; 2 Corinthians 12:11.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the epistolary formula ἐχάρην λίαν in 2 John 1:4, 3 John 1:3, we may compare BGU II. 632.10 (ii/A.D.) καὶ ἐπιγνούς σε ἐρρωμένην λίαν έχάρην, ";and when I knew that you were in sound health I rejoiced greatly,"; P Giss I. 21.3 (time of Trajan) λίαν ἐχάρην ἀκούσασα ὅτι ἔρ ̣ρωσαι : see also P. Par 42.3 (B.C. 156) λίαν σοι χάριν μεγάλην ἐσχήκαμεν. Otherwise the adv. is common, e.g. P Tebt I. 12.24 (B.C. 118) ἀποδέχομαι δὲ τὰ παρὰ σοῦ λίαν, ";I accept completely your views"; (Edd.), P Oxy II. 298.26 (i/A.D.) λίαν αὐτὸν βαρύνομαι, ";I am too severe with him"; (Edd.), ib. III. 525.4 (early ii/A.D.) λείαν τῷ πράγματι καταξύομαι, ";I am extremely worn out with the matter"; (Edd.), ib. IX. 1216.13 (ii/iii A.D.) λείαν γὰρ φιλῶ αὐτόν, ib. XIV. 1676.10 (iii/A.D.) λείαν ἐλυπήθην ὅτι οὐ παρεγένου ἰς τὰ γενέσια τοῦ παιδίου μου. The use with an adj., as in Matthew 4:8 al., may be illustrated by P Tebt II. 315.18 ii/A.D.) ὁ γὰρ ἄνθρωπος λείαν ἐστὶ [ν ] αὐστηρός.

 

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