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Entry for Strong's #511 - ἀνώτερος

Word Origin
comparative degree of (507)
Parts of Speech
Adjective Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. higher
    1. of motion: to a higher place, up higher
    2. of rest: in a higher place, above
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4604 ‑ מַעַל (mah'‑al);  5945 ‑ עֶלְיוֹן (el‑yone');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνώτερος, α, ον,

Comp. Adj. from ἄνω (B), upper, higher, Arist. HA 496b35, D.H. Rh. 1.1, Luc. Asin. 9; ἐπιβουλῆς ἀ. γέγονεν got the better of, Nic.Dem. p.25 D.; neut. as Adv., Arist. HA 503b18; above, LXX Leviticus 11:21; earlier in a book, Hebrews 10:8, cf. Plb. 3.1.1; to a higher place, Luke 14:10. Adv. ἀνωτέρω, v. ἄνω.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνώτερος, ἀνωτερα, ἀνώτερον (comparitive from ἄνω, cf. κατώτερος, see Winers Grammar, § 11, 2 c.; (Buttmann, 28 (24f))), higher. The neuter ἀνώτερον as adverb, higher;

a. of motion, to a higher place, (up higher): Luke 14:10.

b. of rest, in a higher place, above i. e. in the immediately preceding part of the passage quoted, Hob. 10:8. Similarly Polybius 3, 1, 1 τρίτῃ ἀνώτερον βίβλῳ. (In Leviticus 11:21, with a genitive.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνώτερος , α , -ον ,

[in LXX: Nehemiah 3:25 (H5945), Ezekiel 41:7 (H4604), Tobit 8:3*;]

only in neut., as adv. (cf. ἐξώτερος ),

(a) of motion, higher: Luke 14:10;

(b) of rest, above, before: Hebrews 10:8.†

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

For this comparative with reference to time, cf. Syll 307.55 (ii/B.C.) ἔτει ἀνώτερον τρί [τῳ ], ib. 318.6 (B.C. 118) τὸν ἀνώτερον μὲν χρόνον πάντα διατετέλεκεν. In P Giss I. 48.24 (A.D. 202–3) we find the -ω form, τοῖς ἀνωτέρω ἔτεσ ̣ι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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ανωτέραν ανωτέρας ανωτερον ανώτερον ἀνώτερον ανώτερος anoteron anōteron anṓteron
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