G3173 – megas, megale – μέγας, μεγάλη to be great, “mega-”

Strong’s ID:
Greek Word:
μέγας, μεγάλη
megas, megale
Part of Speech:
apparently a primary word
Usage Count:
Find “megas, megale” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) to be great
2) “mega-”

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγαλη megale, plural μεγαλοι megaloi, etc.; compare also G3176, G3187]; big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application):— (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, +( be) sore (afraid), strong, X to years.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) great
1a) of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons)
1a1) in particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects
1a1a) mass and weight: great
1a1b) compass and extent: large, spacious
1a1c) measure and height: long
1a1d) stature and age: great, old
1b) of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant
1c) of age: the elder
1d) 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
2a) persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power
2b) things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance
2c) a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent
3) splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately
4) great things
4a) of God’s preeminent blessings
4b) of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.