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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἐλάσσων
(Strong's #1640 — Verb — elasson — el-as'-sone, el-at'-tone )

serves as a comparative degree of mikros, "little" (see LEAST), and denotes "less" in (a) quality, as of wine, John 2:10 , "worse;" (b) age, Romans 9:12 , "younger;" 1 Timothy 5:9 , "under" (neuter, adverbially); (c) rank, Hebrews 7:7 . See UNDER , WORSE , YOUNG.

2: μικρός
(Strong's #3398 — Adjective — mikroteros — mik-ros', mik-rot'-er-os )

the comparative of mikros, is translated "less" in Matthew 13:32 , RV (AV, "least"), and Mark 4:31 . See LEAST.

3: ἥττων
(Strong's #2276 — Adjective — hesson — hate'-ton )

"inferior," is used in the neuter adverbially in 2 Corinthians 12:15 , "the less." See WORSE.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Less'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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