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Strong's #2471 - ἰσότης

likeness (in condition or proportion)
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Noun Feminine
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  1. equality
  2. equity, fairness, what is equitable
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KJV (3)
2 Corinthians 2
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἰσότης, ητος, ἡ, (ἴσος)


1. equality, Arist. Metaph. 1054b3, etc.: in pl., Pl. Lg. 733b; ἰ. χρόνου Id. Prm. 140e: Math., ἰ. γεωμετρική equality of ratios, proportion, Id. Grg. 508a; ἀναλογία ἰ. λόγων Arist. EN 1131a31.

2. esp. political equality or justice, personified in E. Ph. 536, cf. Pl. Lg. 757a; ἰ. πολιτική Plb. 6.8.4, etc.: in dual, Pl. Lg. 757b, cf. Arist. Pol. 1302a7, Isoc. 7.21.

II fair dealing, impartiality, Men. Mon. 259, Plb. 2.38.8, Colossians 4:1.

III equiformity, of the earth, Epicur. Nat. 11.10. (On the accent v. Hdn.Gr. 1.83, 2.945; ἰσοτής is said to be Hellenistic by Moer. 202.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἰσότης, ἰσότητος, (ἴσος);

1. equality: ἐξ ἰσότητος (cf. ἐκ, V. 3) by equality, 2 Corinthians 8:13 (14), equivalent to ὅπως γένηται ἰσότης, 14.

2. equity, fairness, what is equitable, joined with τό δίκαιον: Colossians 4:1. (Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Polybius, others; (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited, yet per contra Meyer).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἰσότης , -ητος ,

(< ἴσος ),

[in LXX: Job 36:30, Zechariah 4:7 *;]

1. equality: 2 Corinthians 8:13-14.

2. equity, fairness: τὸ δίκαιον κ . τὴν ἰ ., Colossians 4:1 (for distinction bet. τὸ δ . and ἡ ἰ , v. ICC, in l).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The sense of ";fairness,"; ";fair dealing,"; into which this word passes in Colossians 4:1, may be illustrated by Menander Μονόστ. 259 ἰσότητα τίμα καὶ πλεονέκτει μηδένα. See also Vett. Val. p. 332.34 ἰσότητας ποιεῖν, and for the verb ἰσόω in its literal sense cf. P Oxy XIV. 1674.7 (iii/A.D.) καὶ ἰσοθήτω τὸ πᾶν τοῦ κεχωσμένου, ";and let the whole of the bank be levelled.";


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List of Word Forms
ισοτης ισότης ἰσότης ισοτητα ισότητα ἰσότητα ισοτητος ισότητος ἰσότητος τὴν isotes isotēs isótes isótēs isoteta isotēta isóteta isótēta isotetos isotētos isótetos isótētos ten tēn