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Strong's #3167 - μεγαλεῖος

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  1. magnificent, excellent, splendid, wonderful
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Strong #: 1419 ‑ גָּדֹל (gaw‑dole', gaw‑dole');  1433 ‑ גֹּדֶל (go'‑del);  5949 ‑ עֲלִלָה (al‑ee‑law', al‑ee‑law');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μεγᾰλεῖ-ος, α, ον,


1. magnificent, splendid, ῥήματα X. Mem. 2.1.34 (Comp.); κτῆμα ib. 4.5.2; μ. τι διαπεπραγμένος Men. Per.Fr. 1, cf. Phld. Rh. 2.6 S.; πίστιν -οτάταν prob. in Paean ap. Plu. Flam. 16 (Coll.Alex. p.173 P.); τὸ μ. τῶν πράξεων, τῆς ἀθανασίας, Plb. 8.1.1, SIG 798.4 (i A.D.), cf. Vett. Val.70.1; τὰ μ. mighty works, LXX De. 11.2, al., Acts 2:11. Adv. - ως greatly, ὠφελῶν τὴν πόλιν X. Ages. 11.16, Plb. 3.87.5; magnificently, μ. εἴρηκας Pl. Hp.Ma. 291e; ὀψωνεῖν Antiph. 192; θεοὺς μ. τιμᾶν X. Oec. 11.9: Comp. - ότερον Pl. Tht. 168c; - οτέρως, γαμεῖν X. HG 4.1.9.

2. of persons, stately, haughty, Id. Mem. 4.1.4.

3. τὸ μ. τινός, as a title, Highness, POxy. 1204.10 (iii A.D.), etc.

4. of style, elevated, Demetr. Eloc. 14, al. Adv. Sup. - ότατα, ἑρμηνεῦσαι Philostr. VS 1.21.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μεγαλεῖος, μεγαλεῖα, μεγαλεῖον (μέγας), magnificent, excellent, splendid, wonderful (Xenophon, Josephus, Artemidorus Daldianus, others); absolutely, μεγαλεῖα (ποιεῖν τίνι) to do great things for one (show him conspicuous favors), Luke 1:49 R G; τά μεγαλεῖα τοῦ Θεοῦ (Vulg. magnalia dei (A. V. the mighty works of God)), i. e. the glorious perfections of God and his marvellous doings (גְּדֹלות, Psalm 70:19 (); Sir. 33:10 (Sir. 36:10); ), Acts 2:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεγαλεῖος , -εία , -εῖον (< μέγας ),

[in LXX: Psalms 71:19 (H1419), al., freq. in Sir;]

magnificent, splendid (Xen., Plut., al.) : Acts 2:11.†

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

Syll 365 (= .3 798).4 (A.D. 37) αὐτοῦ τὸ μεγαλεῖον τῆς ἀθανασίας —with reference to Caesar Germanicus. For μεγαλεῖον as a ceremonial title see further P Oxy IX. 1204.10 (A.D. 299) τὸ μεγαλεῖον αὐτοῦ, ";his highness,"; P Amh II. 82.16 (iii/iv A.D.) δι᾽ ὅπερ κ [ατέφυ ]γον ἐπὶ τὸ σὸν μεγα [λεῖον —a Prefect, P Oxy I. 71ii. 5 (A.D. 303) ὅθεν καὶ αὐτὴ πρόσε ̣ι ̣μ ̣[ι τῷ σῷ ] μεγαλείῳ εὔελπις οὖσα τῆς ἀπὸ σοῦ βοηθείας τυχεῖν, ";therefore I myself (a widow whose affairs had been mismanaged by dishonest overseers) make petition to your highness in the full confidence that I shall obtain assistance from you"; (Edd.), and P Thead 19.5 (iv/A.D.) τοὺς ἀδικουμένους ὀρφανο [ύς ], ἡγεμὼν δέσποτα ἐκδικεῖν εἴωθεν τὸ μεγαλεῖον τὸ σόν. In P Lond V. 1708.229 (A.D. 567 ?) the plur. is used = ";gospels";—ἑκάστου τούτων ἐνωμότως (";on oath";) θεμένου ὅρκον ἐπάνω τῶν σεπτῶν (";august";) μεγαλίων. For the adv. see Aristeas 20 μεγαλείως χρησάμενος τῇ προθυμίᾳ.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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μεγαλεια μεγαλεία μεγαλεῖα megaleia megaleîa
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