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Strong's #3175 - μεγιστᾶνες

plural from (G3176)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. the grandees, magnates, nobles, chief men
    1. of a city or a people
    2. of the associates or courtiers of a king
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 117 ‑ אַדִּיר (ad‑deer');  1419 ‑ גָּדֹל (gaw‑dole', gaw‑dole');  1907 ‑ הַדָּבַר (had‑daw‑bawr');  7261 ‑ רַבְרְבָנִין (rab‑reb‑awn');  8269 ‑ שַׂר (sar);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Plural from G3176

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μεγιστάν, μεγιστανος, (from μέγιστος, as νέαν from νέος, ξυνάν from ξυνός), a later Greek word (see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 196), once in singular Sir. 4:7; commonly in plural οἱ μεγιστᾶνες, the grandees, magnates, nobles, chief men of a city or a people, the associates or courtiers of a king (Vulg. principes): Revelation 6:15; τῆς γῆς, ; τοῦ Ἡρῴδου, Mark 6:21. (The Sept. for אַדִּירִים, Jeremiah 14:3; Nahum 2:6; Zechariah 11:2; גְּדולִים, Jonah 3:7; Nahum 3:10; רַבְרְבִין, Daniel, Theod. 4:33, etc.; שָׂרִים, Isaiah 34:12; Jeremiah 24:8, etc.; 1 Macc. 9:37; often in Sir. Manetho 4, 41; Josephus, Artemidorus Daldianus, In Latinmegistanes, Tacitus, ann. 15, 27; Suct. Calig. 5.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεγιστάν , -ᾶνος , (< μέγιστος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8269, Jeremiah 24:8, al.; H7261, Da LXX TH Daniel 5:23, al.; freq. in Sir (sing., Sirach 4:7);]

usually pl., οἱ μ ., the chief men, nobles (Manetho, FlJ, al.): Mark 6:21, Revelation 6:15; Revelation 18:23.†

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

This late Greek word = ";a great one,"; ";a courtier,"; (Lob. Phryn. p. 196 f., Sturz Dial. Mac. p. 180 ff.), is found, generally in the plur. μεγιστᾶνες, in the later books of the LXX (e.g. Daniel 5:23), and ter in the NT (Mark 6:21, Revelation 6:15; Revelation 18:23) : cf. also Pss. Sol. ii. 36 οἱ μεγιστᾶνες τῆς γῆς, perhaps the leading men of Palestine, but more probably the victorious party of Caesar (Ryle and James). From the papyri we may cite P Leid Wvi. 39 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 101) θυμοκάτοχον πρὸς βασ (ιλεῖς) ἢ μεγειστάναις (l. μεγιστᾶνας) ";(formula) for restraining anger against kings or great men.";


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.
List of Word Forms
μεγιστάνας μεγιστανες μεγιστάνες μεγιστᾶνες μεγιστάνων μεγιστασιν μεγιστάσιν μεγιστᾶσιν megistanes megistânes megistasin megistâsin
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