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Entry for Strong's #4119 - πλείων

Transliteration
pleíōn
Phonetics
pli'-own, pli'-on, pleh'-on  
Word Origin
comparative of (4183)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. greater in quantity
    1. the more part, very many
  2. greater in quality, superior, more excellent
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (56) NAS ( 0 ) HCS (54)
Matthew 7
Mark 2
Luke 9
John 5
Acts 19
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 3
Philippians 1
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 3
Revelation 1
1 Timothy 1
Matthew 7
Mark 1
Luke 9
John 5
Acts 18
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 3
Philippians 1
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 4
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-APF-C 6
A-APM-C 5
A-APN-C 3
A-ASF-C 2
A-ASM-C 2
A-ASN-C 13
A-DPM-C 2
A-GPM-C 2
A-GPN-C 3
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPF-C 1
A-NPM-C 8
A-NSN-C 8
A-APF-C 5
A-APM-C 5
A-APN-C 4
A-ASF-C 2
A-ASM-C 2
A-ASN-C 13
A-DPM-C 2
A-GPM-C 2
A-GPN-C 3
A-NPF-C 1
A-NPM-C 8
A-NSN-C 7
A-APF-C 6
A-APM-C 5
A-APN-C 3
A-ASF-C 2
A-ASM-C 2
A-ASN-C 13
A-DPM-C 2
A-GPM-C 2
A-GPN-C 3
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPF-C 1
A-NPM-C 8
A-NSN-C 8
NA WH
A-APFC 5
A-APMC 5
A-APNC 3
A-ASFC 2
A-ASMC 2
A-ASNC 14
A-DPMC 2
A-GPMC 2
A-GPNC 2
A-NPFC 1
A-NPMC 8
A-NSNC 7
A-APF-C 5
A-APM-C 5
A-APN-C 3
A-ASF-C 2
A-ASM-C 2
A-ASN-C 15
A-DPM-C 2
A-GPM-C 3
A-GPN-C 3
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPF-C 1
A-NPM-C 8
A-NSN-C 7


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πλείων, πλέων, ὁ, ἡ,

neut. πλεῖον, πλέον, πλεῖν, Comp. of πολύς (on the forms v. sub fin.), more, of number, size, extent, etc., οἱ δὲ μάχονται παυρότεροι πλεόνεσσι Il. 13.739; πλείων μὲν πλεόνων μελέτη Hes. Op. 380; ἐς πλείονας οἰκεῖν govern for the interest of the majority, Th. 2.37; πλέον' ἔλπομαι λόγον Ὀδυσσέος ἢ πάθαν greater than . ., Pi. N. 7.21; τὸν πλείω λόγον all further speech, S. Tr. 731; ὁ ὄχλος πλείων καὶ πλείων ἐπέρρει X. Cyr. 7.5.39; πλείω τὸν πλοῦν . . ποιησάμενοι having made the voyage longer, Th. 8.39; ὁ π. βίος a longer life, Pl. Ti. 75c; μακροτέρα καὶ π. ὁδός Id. R. 435d, etc.; of Time, longer, π. χρόνος Hdt. 9.111, S. Ant. 74; πλέων νὺξ τῶν δύο μοιράων Il. 10.252 .

2. with Art., οἱ πλέονες the greater number, the mass or crowd, 5.673, Od. 2.277; οἱ πλεῦνες Hdt. 1.106, etc.: c. gen., τὰς πλεῦνας τῶν γυναικῶν ib. 1; the people, opp. the chief men, Id. 7.149, Th. 8.73, 89, etc.; euphem. of the dead, ἀνεστηκυῖα παρὰ τῶν πλειόνων Ar. Ec. 1073; εὖτ' ἂν ἵκηαι ἐς πλεόνων AP 11.42 ( Crin. ); ἐς πλεόνων μετοικεσίην ib. 7.731 ( Leon. ); τὸ πλεῖον πολέμοιο the greater part of . ., Il. 1.165; ὅστις τοῦ πλέονος μέρους χρῄζει, opp. τοῦ μετρίου, S. OC 1211 (lyr.); τοῦ πλέονος ἐλπίδι ὀρέγονται Th. 4.17, cf. 92 .

II pecul. usages of neut.: 1 as a Noun, more, πλεῦν ἔτι τούτου Hdt. 2.19, etc.; εἴ τι ἐνορῶ πλέον Id. 1.89; τὸ δὲ π. nay, what is more, E. Supp. 158 (Musgr. for τί δὲ . . ); to a greater extent, Th. 1.90, 7.57, etc.; πλέον or τὸ πλέον τινός a higher degree of a thing, τίς πλέον τᾶς εὐδαιμονίας φέρει; S. OT 1189 (lyr.); τὸ π. τοῦ χρόνου Th. 1.118, etc.; also τὸ π. ὃ ἀναφέρει the excess which he reports, PCair.Zen. 661 (iii B.C.); ᾧ πλεῖον the excess, prob. in PPetr. 2p.42 (iii B.C.), cf. PCair.Zen. 742.26 (iii B. C.); πλέον ἔχειν to have the advantage, have the best of it, like cross πλεονεκτέω, c. gen., Hdt. 9.70, Pl. R. 343d, 349b, etc.; τὸ π. πάντων ἔχειν X. Cyr. 1.3.18: more fully, μοίρης πλεῖον ἔχειν Thgn. 606; π. τινὸς φέρεσθαι Hdt. 8.29; π. φέρεσθαι τῶν ἄλλων And. 4.4, etc.; π. ποιεῖν do some good, be successful, βουλοίμην ἂν πλέον τί με ποιῆσαι ἀπολογούμενον Pl. Revelation 19:1-21 a; οὐδὲν π. ποιήσειν, -ῆσαι, And. 1.149, 4.7, cf. Pl. Phd. 115c, etc.; παραινοῦσ' οὐδὲν ἐς π. ποιῶ S. OT 918; οὐδὲν π. ὀψοφαγῶν ποιήσεις Ath. 8.344b; οὐδὲν εἴργασμαι π. E. Hipp. 284; οὐδὲν π. πρᾶξαι Id. IA 1373, And. 4.20, etc.; οὐδὲν ἐπίσταμαι π. have no superior knowledge, Pl. Tht. 161b; τί πλέον; what more, i.e. what good or use is it? Antipho 5.95, etc.; τί π. πλουτεῖν . . πάντων ἀποροῦντας; Ar. Pl. 531; τί σοι π. λυπουμένῃ γένοιτ' ἄν; E. Hel. 322; τί π. ἔστ' εἰς τέκνα πονεῖν; Supp.Epigr. 1.567.1 (Karanis, iii B.C. ), cf. AP 7.261.1 ( Diotim. ); also οὐδὲν ἦν π. τοῖς πεπονθόσιν Lys. 19.4 (= And. 1.7 ), cf. D. 35.31; ὧν οὐδέν μοι π. γέγονε Isoc. 15.28; οὐδέν γέ σοι π. ἔσται Pl. R. 341a; τί τὸ π.; Epigr.Gr. 306 a. 3; ἐπὶ πλέον as Adv., more, further, Hdt. 2.171, 5.51, Th. 6.54, Pl. Phdr. 261b, etc.: c. gen., beyond, ἐπὶ π. τῶν ἄλλων ἰσχύσας Th. 1.9 (but, ἐπὶ τὸ π. ἵκεο μοίσας to surpassing height in . ., Theoc. 1.20 ); also ὅταν τις ἐς π. πέσῃ τοῦ θέλοντος S. OC 1219 codd. (lyr.); περὶ πλείονος ποιεῖσθαι, v. cross περί A. IV.

2. as Adv., more, rather, π. ἔφερέ οἱ ἡ γνώμη κατεργάσεσθαι τὴν Ἑλλάδα he inclined rather to the belief . ., Hdt. 8.100; οὐ τοῦτο δειμαίνεις π.; A. Pr. 41; σέ . . τῶνδ' ἐς πλέον σέβω S. OT 700; ἢ π. ἢ ἔλαττον D. 18.125; π. ἔλαττον more or less, BGU 402.9 (vi A. D.), IG 14.177 ( Syracuse ); also τὸ π., Ion. τὸ πλεῦν, for the most part, Th. 1.81, etc.; αὐτῆς τὸ π. μέτοχός εἰμι have the larger share, Hdt. 3.52; τὸ π., = cross μᾶλλον, οὐ χάριτι τὸ π. ἢ φόβῳ Th. 1.9, cf. 2.37; ἐστὶν ὁ πόλεμος οὐχ ὅπλων τὸ π., ἀλλὰ δαπάνης not so much . ., as . ., Id. 1.83 . with Numerals, τοξότας π. ἢ εἴκοσι μυριάδας X. Cyr. 2.1.6; οἶκος πλέον ἢ τεττάρων ταλάντων Is. 10.23; ἐν πλέον ἢ διακοσίοις ἔτεσι v.l. in D. 24.141 (fort. πλεῖν, v. infr.); π. ἢ ἐν διπλασίῳ χρόνῳ X. Oec. 21.3: in this sense a short form πλεῖν is used by Att. writers (cf. Moer. p.294 P., but the rule is not universal, cf. IG 22.657.25 (iii B. C.), etc.), πλεῖν ἢ τριάκονθ' ἡμέρας Ar. Ach. 858; πλεῖν ἢ χιλίας (sc. δραχμάς ) Id. Eq. 444; στάδια πλεῖν ἢ χίλια Id. Av. 6, cf. Nu. 1041, 1065, al.; πλεῖν ἤ γε διπλοῦν Id. Lys. 589; πλεῖν ἢ 'νιαυτῷ πρεσβύτερος Id. Ra. 18, cf. 91; πλεῖν ( πλεῖον codd.) ἢ πέντε τάλαντα D. 21.173; πλεῖν ἢ δυοῖν ποδοῖν Eub. 119.10; is freq. omitted, πλεῖν ἑξακοσίας Ar. Av. 1251; ἔτη γεγονὼς πλείω ἑβδομήκοντα v.l. in Pl. Revelation 17:1-18 d; but δέκα πλείοσιν ἔτεσι for ten years more, Id. Lg. 932c; τρεῖς μῆνας καὶ πλείω X. HG 2.2.16; λίθους . . ὅσον μνααίους καὶ πλεῖον καὶ μεῖον Id. Eq.Mag. 1.16: with number in gen., κώμας . . οὐ πλεῖον εἴκοσι σταδίων ἀπεχούσας Id. An. 3.2.34, cf. 7.3.12 . Com., πλεῖν ἢ μαίνομαι more than to madness, Ar. Ra. 103, 751 . pl. πλείω used like cross πλέον, Th. 1.3, Pl. R. 417b, D. 23.213, etc.; τὰ π. Th. 1.81; πλέω A. Ag. 868 codd. regul. Adv. πλειόνως Aen.Tact. 7.4, J. AJ 17.1.1 . FORMS: Ep. use πλείων or πλέων as metre requires, also nom. and acc. pl. πλέες, πλέᾰς, Il. 2.129, 11.395, Call. Aet.Oxy. 2080.85 (so, with ι from ε, Cret. πλίες, πλίας, Leg.Gort. 7.18,24, GDI 5125 B 8, also πλίαδ ( δὲ ) Leg.Gort. 7.29, πλίανς ib.5.54; πλέας also Aeol., IG 12(2).1.9 (Mytil., iv B. C. )); dat. pl. πλεόνεσσι Il. 13.739 ( πλεόνεσιν is f.l. in Hdt. 7.224 ); Cret. also acc. sg. neut. πλίον Leg.Gort. 1.37, al., gen. πλίονος ib.2.39, al., neut. pl. πλίονα ib.4.51, πλία ib.10.17; Aeol. πλήων Hdn.Gr.2.431, also late Dor., IPE 12.79.18 (Byzant., i A. D. ); Att. Inscrr. have -ει- always before -ου- and -ω-, IG 12.76.7, 22.657.25, 2498.22, etc., but -ε- and -ει- before -ο-, ib.12.94.33,40.3,4, 22.2670.4 (but always πλέον ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πλείων, πλείονος, , , neuter πλεῖον (eighteen times) and (in Luke 3:13; (John 21:15 L T Tr WH); Acts 15:28) πλέον (cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 151); Matthiae, i., p. 333; Krüger, § 23, 7, 4; Kühner, § 156, 3; Passow, under the word πολύς, B. 1; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B.)), plural πλείονες and contracted πλείους, accusative πλείονας and contracted πλείους (which forms are used indiscriminately in the N. T.), neuter πλείονα and (L T Tr WH in Matthew 26:53; L T in Luke 21:3) contracted πλείω; (comparitive of πολύς); more, i. e.

1. greater in quantity: the object with which the comparison is made being added in the genitive, as πλείονας τῶν πρώτων, more in number than the first, Matthew 21:36; πλεῖον (or πλείω) πάντων, more than all, Mark 12:43; Luke 21:3; πλείονα ... τούτων, more than these, John 7:31 (here L T Tr WH omit the genitive (see below)); πλείονα τῶν πρώτων, more than the first, Revelation 2:19; πλεῖον τούτων, more than these, John 21:15; (πλείονα τιμήν ἔχειν τοῦ οἴκου, Hebrews 3:3b (cf. Winer's Grammar, 190 (178), 240 (225))); περισσεύειν πλεῖον, more than, followed by a genitive (A. V. exceed), Matthew 5:20. πλείονες (πλείους) , Matthew 26:53 R G (L πλείω (br. )); John 4:1 (Tr marginal reading omits; WH brackets ). πλεῖον , more than, Luke 9:13; πλέον πλήν with a genitive Acts 15:28; πλέον παρά (τί or τινα (see παρά, III. 2 b.)), Luke 3:13; (Hebrews 3:3a); is omitted before numerals without change of construction: ἐτῶν ἦν πλειόνων τεσσαράκοντα ἄνθρωπος, Acts 4:22; οὐ πλείους εἰσιν μοι ἡμέραι δεκαδύο, Acts 24:11 (here Rec. inserts ); ἡμέρας οὐ πλείους ὀκτώ δέκα (Rec. πλείους δέκα), Acts 25:6; add, Acts 23:13, 21; as in Greek writings after a neuter: πλείω (Lachmann in brackets) δώδεκα λεγεῶνας, Matthew 26:53 (T Tr WH (but T λεγιωνων)) (πλεῖν — Attic for πλεῖονἑξακοσίους, Aristophanes av. 1251; ἔτη γεγονώς πλείω ἑβδομήκοντα, Plato, Apology Socrates, p. 17 d.; see , 3 a.; on the omission ofquam in Latin afterplus andamplius, cf. Ramshorn, Latin Gram., p. 491; (Roby, Latin Gram. § 1273)). the objects with which the comparison is made are not added because easily supplied from the context: John 4:41; (John 7:31 (see above)); ; Hebrews 7:23; τό πλεῖον, the more (viz., the greater debt mentioned), Luke 7:43; πλεῖον, adverbially, more, i. e. more earnestly, Luke 7:42; ἐπί πλεῖον, more widely, further, διανέμεσθαι, Acts 4:17; (cf. Acts 20:9 WH marginal reading (see below)); προκόπτειν, 2 Timothy 3:9; ἐπί πλεῖον ἀσεβείας, 2 Timothy 2:16; ἐπί πλεῖον, longer (than proper), Acts 20:9 (not WH marginal reading (see above)); Acts 24:4; plural πλείονα, more, i. e. a larger reward, Matthew 20:10 (but L Tr WH πλεῖον); without comparison, used of an indefinite number, with a substantive: Acts 2:40; Acts 13:31; Acts 18:20; Acts 21:10; Acts 24:17; Acts 25:14; Acts 27:20; Acts 28:23; neuter περί πλειόνων (A. V. of many things), Luke 11:53; with the article οἱ πλείονες (πλείους), the more part, very many: Acts 19:32; Acts 27:12; 1 Corinthians 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Corinthians 15:6; 2 Corinthians 2:6; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Corinthians 9:2; Philippians 1:14.

2. greater in quality, superior, more excellent: followed by the genitive of comparison, Matthew 6:25; Matthew 12:41, 42; Mark 12:33 (here T WH Tr text περισσότερον); Luke 11:31, 32; Luke 12:23; (πλείονα θυσίαν ... παρά Κάϊν, Hebrews 11:4 (see παρά, as above). From Homer down.)

STRONGS NT 4119: πλέον πλέον, see πλείων.

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πλέον , see πολύς G4183.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For πότε ";at what time?"; ";when?"; in indirect interrogative clauses, as in Matthew 24:3 al., see PSI V. 526.9 (iii/B.C.) διασαφήσας ἡμῖν πότε σοι ἔσται εὔκαιρον ἀποστεῖλαι, ib. VI. 659.9 (iii/B.C.) ἠρώτα με πότε διαγρά [ψω. Cf. Syll 385 (= .3 832).9 (A.D. 118) ἐκ πότε φέρειν αὐτὸ ἤρξασ [θε.

 

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πλειον πλεῖον πλεῖόν πλειονα πλείονα πλειονας πλείονας πλειονες πλείονες πλείονές πλειονος πλείονος πλειονων πλειόνων πλειοσιν πλείοσιν πλειους πλείους πλειω πλείω πλεον πλέον pleio pleiō pleío pleíō pleion pleîon pleîón pleiona pleíona pleionas pleíonas pleiones pleíones pleíonés pleionon pleionōn pleiónon pleiónōn pleionos pleíonos pleiosin pleíosin pleious pleíous pleon pléon
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