malista: mostOriginal Word: μάλιστα
Part of Speech: Adverb, Superlative
Phonetic Spelling: (mal'-is-tah)
Short Definition: most of all, especially
Definition: most of all, especially.
3122 málista (from mala, "very much") – very much the case; particularly so; especially (mostly) so.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
superl. of a prim. adverb mala (very)
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3122: μάλιστα
μάλιστα (superlative of the adverb μάλα) (from Homer down), adverb, especially, chiefly, most of all, above all: Acts 20:38; Acts 25:26; Galatians 6:10; Philippians 4:22; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 Timothy 5:8, 17; 2 Timothy 4:13; Titus 1:10; Philemon 1:16; 2 Peter 2:10; μάλιστα γνώστης, especially expert, thoroughly well-informed, Acts 26:3.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancechiefly, most of all, especially.
Neuter plural of the superlative of an apparently primary adverb mala (very); (adverbially) most (in the greatest degree) or particularly -- chiefly, most of all, (e-)specially.
Forms and Transliterationsμαλιστα μάλιστα malista málista
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3122
μάλιστα — 12 Occ.
Acts 20:38 Adv
GRK: ὀδυνώμενοι μάλιστα ἐπὶ τῷ
NAS: grieving especially over the word
KJV: Sorrowing most of all for the words
INT: distressed most of all for the