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Entry for Strong's #2909 - κρείττων

Transliteration
kreíttōn
Phonetics
krite'-tohn  
Word Origin
comparative of a derivative of (2904)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. more useful, more serviceable, more advantageous
  2. more excellent
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (19) NAS (19) HCS (17)
1 Corinthians 3
Hebrews 12
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
1 Corinthians 3
Philippians 1
Hebrews 12
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
1 Corinthians 2
Philippians 1
Hebrews 12
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-APN-C 1
A-ASF-C 1
A-ASN-C 3
A-DPF-C 2
A-GSF-C 5
A-GSM-C 1
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN-C 2
A-ASN-C 2
A-DPF-C 2
A-GSF-C 5
A-GSM-C 1
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN-C 1
A-APN-C 3
A-ASF-C 1
A-ASN-C 2
A-DPF-C 2
A-GSF-C 5
A-GSM-C 1
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN-C 2
NA WH
A-ASFC 1
A-ASNC 2
A-DPFC 2
A-GSFC 5
A-GSMC 1
A-NSMC 1
A-NSNC 1
A-ASN-C 2
A-DPF-C 2
A-GSF-C 5
A-GSM-C 1
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN-C 3


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρειìττων

Comparative of a derivative of G2904

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κρείττων and (1 Corinthians 7:38; Philippians 1:23; in other places the reading varies between the two forms, especially in 1 Corinthians 7:9 (here T Tr WH L text κρείττων); ; Hebrews 6:9 (here and in the preceding passage L T Tr WH κρείσσων; see WH's Appendix, p. 148f; cf. Sigma) κρείσσων, κρεισσονος, neuter κρεισσονου (comparitive of κρατύς, see κράτιστος, cf. Kühner, i., p. 436; (Buttmann, 27 (24))) (from Homer down), better; i. e.

a. more useful, more serviceable: 1 Corinthians 11:17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 R G; Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:24; with πολλῷ μᾶλλον, added, Philippians 1:23 (cf. μᾶλλον, 1 b.); κρεῖσσον (adverb) ποιεῖν, 1 Corinthians 7:38; κρεῖττον ἐστιν, it is more advantageous, followed by an infinitive, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 2 Peter 2:21 (cf. Buttmann, 217 (188); Winers Grammar, § 41 a. 2 a).

b. more excellent: Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 6:9; Hebrews 7:7, 19, 22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:23; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 11:16, 35; κρεῖττον, followed by an infinitive, 1 Peter 3:17.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κρείσσων

(Epic and old Att..) and κρείττων (later Att..), prop. comparat. of κρατύς , strong, but in sense often (as in cl., v. LS, s.v.) as comparat. of ἀγαθός ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2896;]

better;

(a) as to advantage or usefulness: 1 Corinthians 11:17, Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:24; πολλῷ μᾶλλον κ ., Philippians 1:23; κρεῖσσον ποιεῖν , 1 Corinthians 7:38; ἐστιν , seq. inf., 1 Corinthians 7:9, 2 Peter 2:21;

(b) as to excellence: Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 6:9; Hebrews 7:7; Hebrews 7:19; Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:23; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 11:35; κ . ἐστι , seq. inf., 1 Peter 3:17.†


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

κρείσσων, κρείττων, is always strictly comparative in the NT, cf. P Oxy XIV. 1676.15 (iii/A.D.) ἀλλὰ πάντως κρείττονα εἶχες · διὰ τοῦτο ὑπερηφάνηκας ἡμᾶς, ";but you doubtless had better things to do; that was why you neglected us"; (Edd.). It is found with a superlative force in such a passage as P Oxy VII. 1062.5 (ii/A.D.) προσθεὶς ὅτι τὰ θέρε ̣ι ̣ά ἐστιν τὰ κρείσσονα, ";adding that the summer ones were the best"; (Ed.)—a letter referring to the purchase of some fleeces. On the relative proportion of the two forms in the LXX, see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 122.

 

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
κρειττον κρεῖττον κρεῖττόν κρειττονος κρείττονος κρείττονός κρειττοσιν κρείττοσιν κρειττων κρείττων κρεμαστόν kreitton kreittōn kreítton kreíttōn kreîtton kreîttón kreittonos kreíttonos kreíttonós kreittosin kreíttosin
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