megalunó: to make or declare greatOriginal Word: μεγαλύνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (meg-al-oo'-no)
Short Definition: I enlarge, magnify, extol
Definition: (a) I enlarge, lengthen, (b) I increase, magnify, extol.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to make or declare great
displayed...great (1), enlarged (1), exalted (1), exalting (1), exalts (1), held...in high esteem (1), high esteem (1), lengthen (1), magnified (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3170: μεγαλύνω
μεγαλύνω; imperfect ἐμεγαλυνον; passive (imperfect 3 person singular ἐμεγαλύνετο); 1 aorist infinitive μεγαλυνθῆναι; 1 future μεγαλυνθήσομαι; (μέγας); from (Aeschylus and) Thucydides down; the Sept. mostly for הִגְדִּיל;
1. to make great, magnify (Vulg.magnifico): τινα or τί, properly, of dimension, Matthew 23:5 (here A. V. enlarge); passive to increase: of bodily stature, ἐμεγαλύνθη τό παιδάριον, 1 Samuel 2:21; so in a figure, 2 Corinthians 10:15, of Paul, that his apostolic efficiency among the Corinthians may increase more and more and have more abundant results (others refer this to 2; see Meyer (edited by Heinrici) in the place cited). metaphorically, to make conspicious: Luke 1:58 (on which see ἔλεος, 2 a.).
2. to deem or declare great, i. e. to esteem highly, to extol, laud, celebrate: Luke 1:16; Acts 5:13; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:17. (often so in classical Greek also); passive equivalent to to get glory and praise: ἐν τίνι, in a thing, Philippians 1:20. From megas; to make (or declare) great, i.e. Increase or (figuratively) extol -- enlarge, magnify, shew great. see GREEK megas
From megas; to make (or declare) great, i.e. Increase or (figuratively) extol -- enlarge, magnify, shew great.
see GREEK megas
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3170
ἐμεγάλυνεν — 2 Occ.
ἐμεγαλύνετο — 1 Occ.
Μεγαλύνει — 1 Occ.
μεγαλυνόντων — 1 Occ.
μεγαλύνουσιν — 1 Occ.
μεγαλυνθῆναι — 1 Occ.
μεγαλυνθήσεται — 1 Occ.
Matthew 23:5 V-PIA-3P
GRK: αὐτῶν καὶ μεγαλύνουσιν τὰ κράσπεδα
NAS: their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels
KJV: and enlarge the borders
INT: of them and enlarge their tassles