elachistos: least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.)Original Word: ἐλάχιστος, ίστη, ιστον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (el-akh'-is-tos)
Short Definition: least, smallest, very little
Definition: least, smallest, but perhaps oftener in the weaker sense: very little, very small.
1646 eláxistos – the superlative (-est form) of 3398 /mikrós ("small") meaning "the very least, smallest."
Lk 16:10: "He who is faithful in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing is unrighteous also in much" (NASU).
Lk 19:17: "And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities' " (NASU).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
superl. of elachus (little), also used as superl. to mikros
least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.)
least (6), smallest (1), very least (1), very little thing (4), very small (1), very small thing (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1646: ἐλάχιστος
ἐλάχιστος, ἐλαχίστη, ἐλάχιστον (superlative of the adjective μικρός, but coming from ἐλαχύς) ((Homer h. Merc. 573), Herodotus down), smallest, least — whether in size: James 3:4; in amount: of the management of affairs, πιστός ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ, Luke 16:10 (opposed to ἐν πολλῷ);
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceleast, very little, smallest.
Superlative of elachus (short); used as equivalent to mikros; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.) -- least, very little (small), smallest.
see GREEK mikros
Forms and Transliterationsελάχιστα ελαχιστη ελαχίστη ἐλαχίστη ελαχίστης ελάχιστοι ελαχιστον ελάχιστον ελάχιστόν ἐλάχιστον ἐλάχιστόν ελαχιστος ελάχιστος ἐλάχιστος ελαχιστου ελαχίστου ἐλαχίστου ελαχιστω ελαχίστω ἐλαχίστῳ ελαχιστων ελαχίστων ἐλαχίστων elachiste elachistē elachíste elachístē elachisto elachistō elachístoi elachístōi elachiston elachistōn elachíston elachístōn eláchiston eláchistón elachistos eláchistos elachistou elachístou
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1646
ἐλαχίστη — 1 Occ.
ἐλαχίστῳ — 3 Occ.
ἐλαχίστων — 4 Occ.
ἐλάχιστον — 2 Occ.
ἐλάχιστος — 2 Occ.
ἐλαχίστου — 1 Occ.
Matthew 2:6 Adj-NFS
GRK: Ἰούδα οὐδαμῶς ἐλαχίστη εἶ ἐν
NAS: ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG
KJV: art not the least among the princes
INT: of Judah in no way least are among
1 Corinthians 6:2 Adj-GNP