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Strong's #4050 - περισσεία

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4052)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. abundance, superabundantly, superfluously
  2. superiority, preference, pre-eminence
  3. gain, profit
  4. residue, remains: the wickedness remaining over in a Christian from his state prior to conversion
Used by the Greeks to describe the excess wax in their ears.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3504 ‑ יִתְרוֹן (yith‑rone');  7468 ‑ רְעוּת (reh‑ooth');  
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KJV (4)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 2
James 1
NAS (4)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 2
James 1
HCS (3)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 2
BSB (4)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 2
James 1
ESV (3)
Romans 1
2 Corinthians 1
James 1
WEB (4)
Romans 1
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James 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

περισσ-εία, ἡ,

surplus, abundance, Cor. 8.2; χρημάτων IG 5(1).550 .

II advantage, LXX Ecclesiastes 1:3,al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περισσεία, περισσειας, (περισσεύω, which see);

1. abundance: τῆς χάριτος, Romans 5:17; τῆς χαρᾶς, 2 Corinthians 8:2; εἰς περισσείαν, adverbially, superabundantly, superfluously, (A. V. out of measure), 2 Corinthians 10:15 (Boeckh, Corpus inscriptions i., p. 668, no. 1378, 6; Byzantine writings).

2. superiority; preference, preeminence: יותֵר, Ecclesiastes 6:8; for יִתְרון, Ecclesiastes 2:13; Ecclesiastes 10:10.

3. gain, profit: for יִתְרון, Ecclesiastes 1:3; Ecclesiastes 2:11; Ecclesiastes 3:9, etc.

4. residue, remains: κακίας, the wickedness remaining over in the Christian from his state prior to conversion, James 1:21, see περίσσευμα, 2; (others adhere in this passive to the meaning which the word bears elsewhere in the N. T. viz. 'excess','superabundance,' (A. V. superfluity)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

περισσεία , -ας ,

(<περισσευω ),

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 (H3504 and cogn. forms, Ecclesiastes 1:3, al.) *;]

1. abundance, superfluity: Romans 5:17, 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Corinthians 10:15, James 1:21 (so also Inscr., v. LAE, 80).

2. (a) superiority (Ec, v. supr.);

(b) profit (ib.).†

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

";wash"; (Luke 5:2 al.). In a Zenon letter, PSI VI. 599.7 (iii/B.C.) reference is made to πλῦναι καὶ διελε ̣ι ̣̑ν (τὸν λίνον) as preliminaries in connexion with weaving : cf. the medical receipt of early i/A.D. P Oxy VIII. 1088.5 λίθου σχι (στοῦ) πεπλ (υμένου) (δραχμὴ) α ̄, ";purified schist 1 dr.";, and OGIS 483.169 (ii/B.C.) μήτε ἱμάτια πλύνειν μήτε σκεῦος. The verb is used rhetorically in Herodas III. 93 ἰσσαῖ. λάθοις τὴν γλάσσαν ἐς μέλι πλύνας, ";Fie, sirrah! May you find that tongue of yours—dipped in honey"; (Headlam : see note p. 161 f.). For subst. πλύνος see P Ryl II. 70.8 (ii/B.C.) with the editor’s note, and BGU VI. 1364.2 (B.C. 126–5), and for adj. πλύσιμος see P Sakkakini 59. 60. 94 verso (iii/B.C.) (cited Mayser Gr. II. i. p. 6). MGr πλύνω, πλένω, πλυνίσκω (Thumb Handb. p. 350).


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
περισσεια περισσεία περίσσεια περισσειαν περισσείαν perisseia perisseía perisseian perisseían
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