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Strong's #3372 - μῆκος

Transliteration
mēkos
Phonetics
may'-kos
Root Word (Etymology)
probably akin to (G3173)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
None
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. length
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 753 ‑ אֹרֶךְ (o'‑rek);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 1
NAS (3)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 2
HCS (3)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 2
BSB (3)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 2
ESV (3)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 2
WEB (3)
Ephesians 1
Revelation 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μῆκος,

Dor. μᾶκος Archyt. 1: εος, τό: —

1. length, of a club, τόσσον ἔην μῆκος, τόσσον πάχος so large was it in length, so large in thickness, Od. 9.324; φιλότης ἴση μ. τε πλάτος τε Emp. 17.20, cf. Hdt. 1.181, etc.; ἐς μῆκος Id. 2.155; εἰς τὸ μῆκος LXX Genesis 12:6; ἐν μήκει καὶ πλάτει καὶ βάθει Pl. Sph. 235d, cf. Gorg. 3, Arist. Ph. 209a5; ἐπὶ μῆκος lengthwise, ἐπὶ μ. ἔκτασις Id. HA 504a15, al.; κατὰ μῆκος Id. Mete. 387a2; μ. ὁδοῦ A. Fr. 378, Hdt. 1.72, etc.; πλοῦ Th. 6.34; μᾶκος ἔδικε threw a long distance, Pi. O. 10(11).72: pl., μήκη καὶ βάθη καὶ πλάτη Pl. Plt. 284e, cf. Iamb. Comm.Math. 26; τὰ μεγάλα μ. great lengths, Pl. Prt. 356d. height, of a wall, Ar. Av. 1130; of persons, stature, Od. 20.71; μῆκος in height, 11.312; εἰς μ. αὐξάνεσθαι X. Lac. 2.6. generally, μήκει in linear measurement, Pl. Tht. 147d, cf. 148a; linearity, one-dimensional magnitude, opp. ἐπίπεδον, βάθος, Id. Lg. 817e: in Arith., in the first power, Theol.Ar. 3,4.

2. of Time, μ. χρόνου A. Pr. 1020; ἐν μ. χρόνου S. Tr. 69; ἐν χρόνου τινὸς μήκεσιν ἀπλέτοις Pl. Lg. 683a; μ. λόγου, μ. τῶν λόγων, a long speech, A. Eu. 201, S. OC 1139; ἐν μήκει λόγων διελθεῖν Th. 4.62; μῆκος at length, εἰπέ μοι μὴ μ., ἀλλὰ σύντομα S. Ant. 446.

3. of Size or Degree, greatness, magnitude, ὄλβου Emp. 119; μῆκος in greatness, ἔοικεν ἄλλῃ μ. οὐδὲν ἡδονῇ S. Ant. 393.

4. longitude, Str. 1.4.5, Cleom. 2.1, Ptol. Alm. 2.12, Vett.Val. 260.5, etc.

5. in Prosody, length, opp. βραχύτης, Arist. Po. 1456b32, D.H. Comp. 15: pl., μήκη καὶ βραχύτητας προσῆπτε Pl. R. 400b.

6. first line of phalanx, Ascl. Tact. 2.5. (From same Root as μακρός. Hence μήκιστος, Sup. of μακρός.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μῆκος, μηκεος (μήκους), τό, from Homer down; the Sept. very often for אֹרֶך; length: Revelation 21:16; τό πλάτος καί μῆκος καί βάθος καί ὕψος, language used in shadowing forth the greatness, extent, and number of the blessings received from Christ, Ephesians 3:18.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μῆκος , -εος (-ους ), τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H753;]

length: Ephesians 3:18, Revelation 21:16.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
μηκος μήκος μῆκος μηκους μήκους mekos mêkos mēkos mē̂kos
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