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Strong's #2245 - ἡλίκος

from helix (a comrade, i.e. one of the same age)
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  1. as old as, as tall as
    1. how great
    2. how small
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KJV (2)
Colossians 1
James 1
NAS (6)
Colossians 2
James 4
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James 2
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἡλίκος [ ], η, ον,

1. as big as, πόσος τις; μικρός, ἡλίκος Μόλων Ar. Ra. 55; τί τοσοῦτον ὕβρισεν, ἡλίκον..; D. 21.147; τηλικοῦτος, ἡ. οὐδείς πω βασιλεύς Id. 1.9.

2. of age, as old as, ἄνδρα.. ἡλίκον Θουκυδίδην Ar. Ach. 703; τοῖσιν ἡλίκοισι νῷν, = τηλίκοις ἡλίκοι νώ, Id. Ec. 465; οἱ ἡλίκοι ἐγώ,= τηλίκοι ἡλίκοι ἐγώ, Pl. La. 180d: rare in Trag., ὁρᾷς μὲν ἡμᾶς, ἡλίκοι.. of what various ages.., S. OT 15.

3. in indirect questions, how big, how great, Thphr. Char. 23.2, Crates Theb. 18, etc.; ὁρῶν ἡ. ἐστὶ Φίλιππος D. 6.6, cf. Pl. Chrm. 154b; freq. in expressions of wonder, θαυμάσι' ἡλίκα extraordinarily great, D. 19.24; θαυμαστὸν ἡλίκον Id. 24.122; μέγιστα ἡλίκα Luc. Merc.Cond. 13; also, how small, ἰδοὺ ἡλίκον πῦρ ἡλίκην ὕλην ἀνάπτει Ephesians 3:5; ἂν ἴδω γὰρ ἡλίκον ἰχθὺν ὅσου τιμῶσι Antiph. 166.6, cf. Luc. Herm. 5.

4. in exclamations, ἡλίκον λαλεῖς Men. Sam. 40. (Compd. of yo-, relat. Pron. stem (cf. ὅς), and -âli- (cf. ἧλιξ), with suffix -κο-; cf. πηλίκος, τηλίκος.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἡλίκος, ἡλικη, ἡλίκον (ἧλιξ, see ἡλικία), properly, as old as, as tall as; universally, (Latinquantus): how great, Colossians 2:1; James 3:5 (cf. Buttmann, 253 (217)); how small (Lucian, Hermot. 5), ἡλίκον πῦρ, James 3:5 L T Tr WH (Buttmann, the passage cited).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἡλίκος , -η , -ον ,

1. prop., as big as, as old as.

2. As indirect interrog., what sized, what, how great, how small (the sense to be determined by the context): Colossians 2:1, James 3:5, Galatians 6:11 (WH, mg.; πηλ -, WH, txt., RV).†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt I. 27.78 (B.C. 113) (= Chrest. I. p. 390) καθόλου δ᾽ ἐνθυμηθεὶς ἡλίκην συμβάλλεται ἡ περὶ τὰ ὑποδεικνύμεν [α ] προσοχὴι τοῖς πράγμασι ῥοπήν, ";in general consider how great an impulse attention to the matters indicated gives to business"; (Edd.), Syll 405.11 (A.D. 145) ἐδήλ [ωσεν ὅσα κα ]ὶ ἡλίκα οἰκοδομήματα προστίθησιν τῇ πόλ [ει. In the medical prescriptions P Oxy VIII. 1088.42 (early i/A.D.) κολλύρια πόει ἡλίκον Αἰγύπ (τιον) κύαμον, ";make pastilles of the size of an Egyptian bean"; (Ed.), and ib. II. 234ii. 20 (ii/iii A.D.) ἡλίκον [ ]ρόβῳ, ";of the size of a pea"; (Edd.), the context suggests that, as in the case of the Lat. quantus sometimes = quantulus, ἡλίκος from meaning ";how great"; has come to mean also ";how small";; cf. James 3:5.


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List of Word Forms
ηλικην ηλίκην ἡλίκην ηλικον ηλίκον ἡλίκον eliken ēlikēn elikon ēlikon heliken helíken hēlikēn hēlíkēn helikon helíkon hēlikon hēlíkon
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