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Entry for Strong's #3169 - μεγαλοπρεπής

Word Origin
from (3173) and (4241)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. befitting a great man, magnificent, splendid
  2. full of majesty, majestic
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1346 ‑ גַּאֲוָה (gah‑av‑aw');  
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Verse Results
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2 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
2 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μεγᾰλο-πρεπής, ές,


1. befitting a great man, magnificent, δεῖπνον μ. Hdt. 5.18; δωρεὴν μεγαλοπρεπεστάτην Id. 6.122; κάλλιστον ἔργον καὶ μεγαλοπρεπέστατον Ar. Av. 1125; ταφή Pl. Mx. 234c; προαίρεσις Hyp. Epit. 40; πράξεις ib. 1 (Comp.); δόξα 2 Peter 1:17, etc.

2. of persons, Pl. R. 487a, al., Arist. EN 1107b17; τὸ μ. X. Mem. 3.10.5; of a horse, Id. Eq. 10.1 (Comp.): Sup., as honorific title, PGrenf. 2.81 (a). 14 (v A. D.), etc.

3. of style, μ. λόγοι Pl. Smp. 210d; λέξις Arist. Rh.Al. 1441b12; μεθιστάναι ἐπὶ τὸ -έστερον ib. 1423b12.

II Adv. - πέως, Att. - πῶς, Hdt. 6.128, X. An. 1.4.17, etc.: Comp. - έστερον Id. Vect. 6.1, Pl. Ly. 215e: Sup. - έστατα Hdt. 7.57.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μεγαλοπρεπής, μεγαλοπρεπες, genitive μεγαλοπρεποῦς, (μέγας, and πρέπει it is becoming (see πρέπω)), befitting a great man, magnificent, splendid; full of majesty, majestic: 2 Peter 1:17. (2 Macc. 8:15 2Macc. 15:13; 3Macc. 2:9; Herodotus, Xenophon, Plato, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεγαλοπρεπής , ές (= μεγάλῳ πρέπων ),

[in LXX: Deuteronomy 33:26 (H1346) 2 Maccabees 8:15; 2 Maccabees 15:13, 3 Maccabees 2:9 *;]

befitting a great man, magnificent, majestic: 2 Peter 1:17 (cf. MM, xvi).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This adj., which occurs several times in the LXX, but in the NT is confined to 2 Peter 1:17, may be illustrated from the use of the adverb in inscrr., where it is frequently found united with such words as ἐνδόξως and κηδεμονικῶς : cf. also OGIS 308.5 ff. (ii/B.C.) where Apollonis, wife of Attalus I., is described as having left behind her good proof of her virtue—διὰ τὸ κεχρῆ [σθ ]αι καὶ [θε ]οῖς εὐσεβῶς καὶ γονεῦσιν ὁσίω [ς ὡ ]ς καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἴδιον ἄνδραν συνβεβιωκέναι μεγαλοπρεπῶς, the last two words being translated by Dittenberger egregie vixit. Cf. the account of the preparations for the reception of a Roman Senator in Egypt in P Tebt I. 33.6 (B.C. 112) (= Selections, p. 30) μεγαλο íυ ýπρεπέστερον ἐγδεχθήτωι, ";let him be received with special magnificence"; (Edd.), PSI V. 481.8 (v/vi A.D.) Ταυρῖν ̣ος ὁ μεγαλοπρεπέστ (ατος), and P Amh II. 154.5 (vi/vii A.D.) τοῦ μεγαλοπρε (πεστάτου) χαρτουλαρίου, ";the most magnificent secretary."; For the subst. as a title of address cf. P Oxy VIII. 1163.4 (v/A.D.) ἐρωτηθὶς παρὰ τῆς αὐτοῦ μεγαλοπρεπίας ὅσα ἐχρῆν ἀνεδίδαξα α ̣ ̣[τ ]ὸν ̣ περὶ τῆς ὑμετέρας μεγαλοπρεπίας, ";on the inquiry of his magnificence I told him what was fitting about your magnificence,"; ib. I. 155.6 (vi/A.D.) ἐπειδὴ αἱ προσκυνοῦσαι τὴν ὑμετέραν μεγαλοπρ (έπειαν) καὶ τὰ παιδία ἀρρωστοῦσιν, ὡς ἔθος ἔχει τὸ ὑμῶν μέγεθος χαρίζεσθαί μου τοῦ λογαρίου, ";since your magnificence’s obedient servants and their children are ill, I hope your highness will excuse my account"; (Edd.).


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εμεγαλορρημόνησαν εμεγαλορρημόνησας εμεγαλορρημόνησεν μεγαλοπρεπής μεγαλοπρεπους μεγαλοπρεπούς μεγαλοπρεποῦς μεγαλοπτέρυγος μεγαλορρήμονα μεγαλορρημονήσης μεγαλορρημονούντες μεγαλορρημοσύνη μεγαλοσάρκους μεγαλόφρων megaloprepous megaloprepoûs
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