Greek - English Dictionary

G3173 - The

Strong's No.:G3173




Word Origin:Including the prolonged forms femine μεγάλη megalē plural μέγάλοι megaloi etc.

Bible Usage:(+ fear) exceedingly great (-est) high large loud mighty + (be) sore (afraid) strong X-(idiom) to years.

Part of Speech:Adjective


compare also G3176 G3187]: big (literally or figuratively in a very wide application)


1. great

a. of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons)

1. in particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects 1a

b. mass and weight: great 1a

c. compass and extent: large, spacious 1a

d. measure and height: long 1a

e. stature and age: great, old

f. of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant

g. of age: the elder

h. used of intensity and its degrees: with great effort, of the affections and emotions of the mind, of natural events powerfully affecting the senses: violent, mighty, strong

2. predicated of rank, as belonging to

a. persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power

b. things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance

c. a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent

3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately

4. great things

a. of God's preeminent blessings

b. of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God

Bible References:

day ( 1 )
exceedingly ( 1 )
great ( 145 )
greatest ( 2 )
high ( 1 )
large ( 2 )
loud ( 33 )
mighty ( 1 )
one ( 1 )
ones ( 1 )
strong ( 1 )
the ( 1 )
thing ( 2 )
things ( 1 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.