4119. pleión
Strong's Concordance
pleión: more excellent, very great, many
Original Word: πλείων, εῖον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: pleión
Phonetic Spelling: (pli-own)
Short Definition: more, greater
Definition: more, greater, of higher value.
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4119 pleíōn – the comparative ("-er" form) of 4183 /polýs ("great in number") meaning "greater in quantity" (comparatively speaking); more than (numerically); abundant (greater in number).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
cptv. of polus, q.v.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4119: πλείων

πλείων, πλείονος, , , neuter πλεῖον (eighteen times) and (in Luke 3:13; (John 21:15 L T Tr WH); Acts 15:28) πλέον (cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 151); Matthiae, i., p. 333; Krüger, § 23, 7, 4; Kühner, § 156, 3; Passow, under the word πολύς, B. 1; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B.)), plural πλείονες and contracted πλείους, accusative πλείονας and contracted πλείους (which forms are used indiscriminately in the N. T.), neuter πλείονα and (L T Tr WH in Matthew 26:53; L T in Luke 21:3) contracted πλείω; (comparitive of πολύς); more, i. e.

1. greater in quantity: the object with which the comparison is made being added in the genitive, as πλείονας τῶν πρώτων, more in number than the first, Matthew 21:36; πλεῖον (or πλείω) πάντων, more than all, Mark 12:43; Luke 21:3; πλείονα ... τούτων, more than these, John 7:31 (here L T Tr WH omit the genitive (see below)); πλείονα τῶν πρώτων, more than the first, Revelation 2:19; πλεῖον τούτων, more than these, John 21:15; (πλείονα τιμήν ἔχειν τοῦ οἴκου, Hebrews 3:3b (cf. Winer's Grammar, 190 (178), 240 (225))); περισσεύειν πλεῖον, more than, followed by a genitive (A. V. exceed), Matthew 5:20. πλείονες (πλείους) , Matthew 26:53 R G (L πλείω (br. )); John 4:1 (Tr marginal reading omits; WH brackets ). πλεῖον , more than, Luke 9:13; πλέον πλήν with a genitive Acts 15:28; πλέον παρά (τί or τινα (see παρά, III. 2 b.)), Luke 3:13; (Hebrews 3:3a); is omitted before numerals without change of construction: ἐτῶν ἦν πλειόνων τεσσαράκοντα ἄνθρωπος, Acts 4:22; οὐ πλείους εἰσιν μοι ἡμέραι δεκαδύο, Acts 24:11 (here Rec. inserts ); ἡμέρας οὐ πλείους ὀκτώ δέκα (Rec. πλείους δέκα), Acts 25:6; add, Acts 23:13, 21; as in Greek writings after a neuter: πλείω (Lachmann in brackets) δώδεκα λεγεῶνας, Matthew 26:53 (T Tr WH (but T λεγιωνων)) (πλεῖν — Attic for πλεῖονἑξακοσίους, Aristophanes av. 1251; ἔτη γεγονώς πλείω ἑβδομήκοντα, Plato, Apology Socrates, p. 17 d.; see , 3 a.; on the omission ofquam in Latin afterplus andamplius, cf. Ramshorn, Latin Gram., p. 491; (Roby, Latin Gram. § 1273)). the objects with which the comparison is made are not added because easily supplied from the context: John 4:41; (John 7:31 (see above)); ; Hebrews 7:23; τό πλεῖον, the more (viz., the greater debt mentioned), Luke 7:43; πλεῖον, adverbially, more, i. e. more earnestly, Luke 7:42; ἐπί πλεῖον, more widely, further, διανέμεσθαι, Acts 4:17; (cf. Acts 20:9 WH marginal reading (see below)); προκόπτειν, 2 Timothy 3:9; ἐπί πλεῖον ἀσεβείας, 2 Timothy 2:16; ἐπί πλεῖον, longer (than proper), Acts 20:9 (not WH marginal reading (see above)); Acts 24:4; plural πλείονα, more, i. e. a larger reward, Matthew 20:10 (but L Tr WH πλεῖον); without comparison, used of an indefinite number, with a substantive: Acts 2:40; Acts 13:31; Acts 18:20; Acts 21:10; Acts 24:17; Acts 25:14; Acts 27:20; Acts 28:23; neuter περί πλειόνων (A. V. of many things), Luke 11:53; with the article οἱ πλείονες (πλείους), the more part, very many: Acts 19:32; Acts 27:12; 1 Corinthians 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Corinthians 15:6; 2 Corinthians 2:6; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Corinthians 9:2; Philippians 1:14.

2. greater in quality, superior, more excellent: followed by the genitive of comparison, Matthew 6:25; Matthew 12:41, 42; Mark 12:33 (here T WH Tr text περισσότερον); Luke 11:31, 32; Luke 12:23; (πλείονα θυσίαν ... παρά Κάϊν, Hebrews 11:4 (see παρά, as above). From Homer down.)

STRONGS NT 4119: πλέονπλέον, see πλείων.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
more excellent, very great, many

Or neuter pleion (pli'-on), or pleon (pleh'-on) comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion -- X above, + exceed, more excellent, further, (very) great(-er), long(-er), (very) many, greater (more) part, + yet but.

see GREEK polus

Forms and Transliterations
πλειον πλεῖον πλεῖόν πλειονα πλείονα πλειονας πλείονας πλειονες πλείονες πλείονές πλειονος πλείονος πλειονων πλειόνων πλειοσιν πλείοσιν πλειους πλείους πλειω πλείω πλεον πλέον pleio pleiō pleío pleíō pleion pleîon pleîón pleiona pleíona pleionas pleíonas pleiones pleíones pleíonés pleionon pleionōn pleiónon pleiónōn pleionos pleíonos pleiosin pleíosin pleious pleíous pleon pléon
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Strong's Greek 4119
55 Occurrences


πλείω — 1 Occ.
πλεῖον — 18 Occ.
πλείονα — 6 Occ.
πλείονας — 6 Occ.
πλείονες — 4 Occ.
πλειόνων — 5 Occ.
πλείονος — 1 Occ.
πλείοσιν — 2 Occ.
πλείους — 9 Occ.
πλέον — 3 Occ.

Matthew 5:20 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ἡ δικαιοσύνη πλεῖον τῶν γραμματέων
INT: righteousness above [that] of the scribes

Matthew 6:25 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: ἡ ψυχὴ πλεῖόν ἐστιν τῆς
KJV: not the life more than meat, and
INT: the life more is than the

Matthew 12:41 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: καὶ ἰδοὺ πλεῖον Ἰωνᾶ ὧδε
KJV: behold, a greater than Jonas
INT: and behold greater than Jonah here

Matthew 12:42 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: καὶ ἰδοὺ πλεῖον Σολομῶνος ὧδε
KJV: behold, a greater than Solomon
INT: and behold greater than Solomon here

Matthew 20:10 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ἐνόμισαν ὅτι πλεῖον λήμψονται καὶ
KJV: they should have received more; and
INT: they thought that more they would receive but

Matthew 21:36 Adj-AMP-C
GRK: ἄλλους δούλους πλείονας τῶν πρώτων
KJV: servants more than the first:
INT: other servants more than the first

Matthew 26:53 Adj-ANP-C
GRK: μοι ἄρτι πλείω δώδεκα λεγιῶνας
KJV: me more than
INT: to me presently more than twelve legions

Mark 12:43 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ἡ πτωχὴ πλεῖον πάντων ἔβαλεν
KJV: widow hath cast more in, than all
INT: poor more than all has cast [in]

Luke 3:13 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: αὐτούς Μηδὲν πλέον παρὰ τὸ
KJV: no more than
INT: them Nothing more beyond that which

Luke 7:42 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: οὖν αὐτῶν πλεῖον ἀγαπήσει αὐτόν
KJV: will love him most?
INT: therefore of them most will love him

Luke 7:43 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ᾧ τὸ πλεῖον ἐχαρίσατο ὁ
KJV: he forgave most. And
INT: [he] to whom the most he forgave

Luke 9:13 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: εἰσὶν ἡμῖν πλεῖον ἢ ἄρτοι
KJV: We have no more but five
INT: There are to us more than loaves

Luke 11:31 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: καὶ ἰδοὺ πλεῖον Σολομῶνος ὧδε
KJV: behold, a greater than Solomon
INT: and behold greater than Solomon here

Luke 11:32 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: καὶ ἰδοὺ πλεῖον Ἰωνᾶ ὧδε
KJV: behold, a greater than Jonas
INT: and behold more than Jonah [is] here

Luke 11:53 Adj-GNP-C
GRK: αὐτὸν περὶ πλειόνων
KJV: to speak of many things:
INT: him about many things

Luke 12:23 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: γὰρ ψυχὴ πλεῖόν ἐστιν τῆς
KJV: The life is more than meat, and
INT: indeed life more than is the

Luke 21:3 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ἡ πτωχὴ πλεῖον πάντων ἔβαλεν
KJV: widow hath cast in more than they all:
INT: poor more than all cast in

John 4:1 Adj-AMP-C
GRK: ὅτι Ἰησοῦς πλείονας μαθητὰς ποιεῖ
KJV: and baptized more disciples than
INT: that Jesus more disciples makes

John 4:41 Adj-NMP-C
GRK: καὶ πολλῷ πλείους ἐπίστευσαν διὰ
KJV: And many more believed because
INT: And many more believed because of

John 7:31 Adj-ANP-C
GRK: ἔλθῃ μὴ πλείονα σημεῖα ποιήσει
KJV: will he do more miracles
INT: he comes not more signs will he do

John 15:2 Adj-AMS-C
GRK: ἵνα καρπὸν πλείονα φέρῃ
KJV: that it may bring forth more fruit.
INT: that fruit more it might bear

John 21:15 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: ἀγαπᾷς με πλέον τούτων λέγει
KJV: me more than these?
INT: love you me more than these He says

Acts 2:40 Adj-DMP-C
GRK: τε λόγοις πλείοσιν διεμαρτύρατο καὶ
KJV: And with many other words
INT: moreover words many he earnestly testified and

Acts 4:17 Adj-ANS-C
GRK: μὴ ἐπὶ πλεῖον διανεμηθῇ εἰς
INT: not on further it might spread among

Acts 4:22 Adj-GNP-C
GRK: γὰρ ἦν πλειόνων τεσσεράκοντα ὁ
KJV: the man was above forty years old,
INT: indeed was above forty the

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