3173. megas
Strong's Concordance
megas: great
Original Word: μέγας, μεγάλη, μέγα
Part of Speech: Adjective; Adverb, Comparative
Transliteration: megas
Phonetic Spelling: (meg'-as)
Definition: great
Usage: large, great, in the widest sense.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
abundant (1), all the more (1), arrogant (1), big (2), completely* (1), fierce (2), great (115), great men (2), great things (2), greater (30), greater things (1), greatest (10), greatly* (1), grown* (1), high (2), huge (1), large (8), larger (2), larger ones (1), long time (1), loud (42), mighty (1), more important (2), older (1), one greater (1), perfectly (2), severe (2), stricter (1), strong (1), surprising (1), terribly (1), too much (1), very much (1), wide (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3173: μέγας

μέγας, μεγάλη, μέγα ((related to Latinmagnus, magister, Goth.maist (cf. τό πλεῖστον), etc.; Vanicek, p. 682; Curtius, § 462)), accusative μέγαν, μεγάλην, μέγα; plural μεγάλοι, μεγάλαι, μεγάλα; comparative μείζων, μεῖζον (accusative masculine and feminine μείζονα, once contracted μείζω, John 5:36 (R G T WH, but L Tr μείζων (cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 119)); neuter plural μείζονα, once contracted μείζω, John 1:50(51)) and μειζότερος, 3 John 1:4 (from the comparitive μείζων), a poetic comparison, on which see the remark quoted under ἐλαχιστοτερος, cf. Matthiae, § 136; superlative μέγιστος (found only in 2 Peter 1:4); (from Homer down); the Sept. for גָּדול; also for רַב; great;

1. predicated a. of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons); in particular, of space and its dimensions — as respects α. mass and weight: λίθος, Matthew 27:60; Mark 16:4; Revelation 18:21; ὄρος, Revelation 8:8; ἀστήρ, Revelation 8:10; (δράκων, Revelation 12:3, 9; ἀετός, Revelation 12:14; δένδρον, Luke 13:19 (T WH omit; L Tr brackets μέγα); κλάδοι, Mark 4:32; ἰχθύες, John 21:11; β. compass and extent; large, spacious: σκηνή (μείζων), Hebrews 9:11; ἀνάγαιον (R ἀνώγεον, which see), Mark 14:15; ἀποθήκη, Luke 12:18; κάμινος, Revelation 9:2; πόλις, Revelation 11:8; Revelation 16:19; Revelation 17:18; Revelation 18:2, 16, 18, 19; ποταμός, Revelation 9:14; Revelation 16:12; θύρα, 1 Corinthians 16:9; ληνός, Revelation 14:19; ὀθόνη, Acts 10:11; Acts 11:5; χάσμα, Luke 16:26 (2 Samuel 18:17). γ. measure and height: οἰκοδομαί, Mark 13:2; θρόνος, Revelation 20:11; long, μάχαιρα, Revelation 6:4; as respects stature and age, μικροί καί μεγάλοι, small and great, young and old, Acts 8:10; Acts 26:22; Hebrews 8:11; Revelation 11:18; Revelation 13:16; Revelation 19:5, 18; Revelation 20:12 (Genesis 19:11; 2 Kings 23:2; 2 Chronicles 34:30). (neuter singular used adverbially: ἐν μεγάλῳ, Acts 26:29 L T Tr WH (for R G ἐν πολλῷ, which see in πολύς, d.) in great namely, degree. The apostle plays upon Agrippa's words ἐν ὀλίγῳ (which see) in a little (time) thou woulds fain etc ... I would to God that both in little and in great i. e. in all respects etc.; cf. the use of ὀλίγον καί μέγα or μικρόν καί μέγα (yet in negative sentences) to express totality; e. g. Plato, Phileb. 21 e.; Apology 19 c.; 21 b.; 26 b.; but see d. below.)

b. of number and quantity, equivalent to numerous, large: ἀγέλη, Mark 5:11; abundant, πορισμός, 1 Timothy 6:6; μισθαποδοσία, Hebrews 10:35.

c. of age: μείζων, the elder, Romans 9:12 after Genesis 25:23 (Σκιπιων μέγας, Polybius 18, 18 (35), 9; 32, 12, 1).

d. used of intensity and its degrees: δύναμις, Acts 4:33; Acts 8:10; neuter ἐν μεγάλῳ, with great effort, Acts 26:29 L T Tr WH (but see γ. above); of the affections and emotions of the mind: χαρά, Matthew 2:10; Matthew 28:8; Luke 2:10; Luke 24:52; Acts 15:3; φόβος, Mark 4:41; Luke 2:9; Luke 8:37; Acts 5:5, 11; Revelation 11:11; θυμός, Revelation 12:12; λύπη, Romans 9:2; ἔκστασις, Mark 5:42 (Genesis 27:33); πιστός, Matthew 15:28; χάρις, Acts 4:33; ἀγάπη John 15:13. of natural events powerfully affecting the senses, equivalent to violent, mighty, strong: ἄνεμος, John 6:18; Revelation 6:13; βροντή, Revelation 14:2; χάλαζα, Revelation 11:19; Revelation 16:21; σεισμός, Matthew 8:24; Matthew 28:2; Luke 21:11; Acts 16:26; Revelation 6:12; Revelation 11:13; Revelation 16:18; λαῖλαψ, Mark 4:37; πτῶσις, Matthew 7:27. of other external things, such as are perceived by hearing: κραυγεη, Acts 23:9; Revelation 14:18 (R G); μεῖζον κράζειν, to cry out the louder, Matthew 20:31; φωνῆς, Matthew 24:31 (T omits φονης, WH only in marginal reading); ; Luke 23:23; John 11:43; Acts 8:7; Revelation 1:10; Revelation 5:2, 12; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 7:2, 10; Revelation 8:13; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 11:12, 15; ( L T Tr WH; Rec.), and elsewhere; γαλήνη, Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:39. of objects of sight which excite admiration and wonder: φῶς, Matthew 4:16; σημεῖον, Matthew 24:24; Luke 21:11; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:13; Revelation 13:13; ἔργα, Revelation 15:3; μείζω, μείζονα τούτων, greater things than these, i. e. more extraordinary, more wonderful, John 1:50 (); . of things that are felt: καῦμα, Revelation 16:9; πυρετός, Luke 4:38; of other things that distress: ἀνάγκη, Luke 21:23; (θλῖψις, Matthew 24:21; Acts 7:11; Revelation 2:22; Revelation 7:14; (διωγμός, Acts 8:1; λιμός, Luke 4:25; Acts 11:28; πληγή, Revelation 16:21.

2. predicated of rank, as belonging to a. persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power; as God, and sacred personages: Θεός, Titus 2:13 ((on which see Prof. Abbot, Note C. in Journ. See Biblical Literature, etc. i., p. 19, and cf. ἐπιφάνεια)); Ἄρτεμις, Acts 19:27f, 34f; ἀρχιερεύς, Hebrews 4:14; ποιμήν, Hebrews 13:20; προφήτης, Luke 7:16; absolutely, οἱ μεγάλοι, great men, leaders, rulers, Matthew 20:25; Mark 10:42; universally, eminent, distinguished: Matthew 5:19; Matthew 20:26; Luke 1:15, 32; Acts 8:9. μείζων is used of those who surpass others — either in nature and power, as God: John 10:29 (here T Tr WH text give the neuter (see below)); John 10:28; Hebrews 6:13; 1 John 4:4; add, John 4:12; John 8:53; or in excellence, worth, authority, etc.: Matthew 11:11; Matthew 18:1; Matthew 23:11; Mark 9:34; Luke 7:28; Luke 9:46; Luke 22:26; John 13:16; John 15:20; 1 Corinthians 14:5; δυνάμει μείζονες, 2 Peter 2:11; neuter μεῖζον, something higher, more exalted, more majestic than the temple, to wit the august person of Jesus the Messiah and his preeminent influence, Matthew 12:6 L T Tr WH; (cf. John 10:29 above); contextually equivalent to strict in condemning, of God, 1 John 3:20.

b. things to be esteemed highly for their importance, equivalent to Latingravis; of great moment, of great wight, important: ἐπαγγέλματα, 2 Peter 1:4; ἐντολή, Matthew 22:36, 38; μσυτηριον, Ephesians 5:32; 1 Timothy 3:16; ἁμαρτία, John 19:11; μείζων μαρτυρία, of greater proving power, John 5:36 (see above at the beginning); 1 John 5:9 (μαρτυρίαν μείζω καί σαφεστεραν, Isocrates Archid. § 32). μέγας equivalent to solemn, sacred, of festival days (cf. Isaiah 1:18, the Sept.): ἡμέρα, John 7:37; John 19:31; notable, august, ἡμέρα, of the day of the final judgment, Acts 2:20; Jude 1:6; Revelation 6:17; Revelation 16:14. neuter μέγα, a great matter, thing of great moment: 1 Corinthians 9:11 (Genesis 45:28; Isaiah 49:6); οὐ μέγα, 2 Corinthians 11:15.

c. a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence, equivalent to excellent: 1 Corinthians 13:13 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 35, i. Buttmann, § 123, 13); τά χαρίσματα τά μείζονα (R G κρείττονα), 1 Corinthians 12:31 L T Tr WH.

3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately: δοχή, Luke 5:29 (Genesis 21:8); δεῖπνον, Luke 14:16; Revelation 19:17 (G L T Tr WH) (Daniel 5:1 (Theod.)); οἰκία, 2 Timothy 2:20 (Jeremiah 52:13; (οἶκος), 2 Chronicles 2:5, 9).

4. neuter plural μεγάλα, great things: of God's preeminent blessings, Luke 1:49 L T Tr WH (see μεγαλεῖος); of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God: λαλοῦν μεγάλα joined with βλασφημίας, Revelation 13:5; Daniel 7:8, 11, 20; like μέγα εἰπεῖν, Homer, Odyssey 3, 227; 16, 243; 22, 288.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
exceeding, great, large

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

see GREEK megistos

see GREEK meizon

Forms and Transliterations
μαγάλην μεγα μέγα μεγαλα μεγάλα μεγαλαι μεγάλαι μεγαλαις μεγάλαις μεγαλας μεγάλας ΜΕΓΑΛΗ μεγάλη μεγάλῃ μεγαλην μεγαλήν μεγάλην μεγαλης μεγάλης μεγαλοι μεγάλοι μεγάλοις μεγαλου μεγαλού μεγάλου μεγαλους μεγάλους μεγαλω μεγάλω μεγάλῳ μεγαλων μεγάλων μεγαν μέγαν μεγας μέγας μεγιστα μέγιστα μεγίστη μειζον μείζον μεῖζον μεῖζόν μειζονα μείζονα μειζονας μείζονας μειζονες μείζονες μείζονι μειζονος μείζονος μειζοτεραν μειζοτέραν μειζω μείζω μειζων μείζων mega méga megala megála megalai megálai megalais megálais megalas megálas MEGALe MEGALĒ megále megálē megálei megálēi megalen megalēn megálen megálēn megales megalēs megáles megálēs megalo megalō megaloi megáloi megálōi megalon megalōn megálon megálōn megalou megálou megalous megálous megan mégan megas mégas megista mégista meizo meizō meízo meízō meizon meizōn meízon meízōn meîzon meîzón meizona meízona meizonas meízonas meizones meízones meizonos meízonos meizoteran meizotéran
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:10 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἐχάρησαν χαρὰν μεγάλην σφόδρα
NAS: exceedingly with great joy.
KJV: with exceeding great joy.
INT: they rejoiced [with] joy great exceedingly

Matthew 4:16 Adj-ANS
GRK: φῶς εἶδεν μέγα καὶ τοῖς
KJV: darkness saw great light; and
INT: a light have seen great and to those who

Matthew 5:19 Adj-NMS
GRK: διδάξῃ οὗτος μέγας κληθήσεται ἐν
NAS: [them], he shall be called great in the kingdom
KJV: shall be called great in
INT: shall teach [them] this [one] great will be called in

Matthew 5:35 Adj-GMS
GRK: ἐστὶν τοῦ μεγάλου βασιλέως
KJV: it is the city of the great King.
INT: it is of the great King

Matthew 7:27 Adj-NFS
GRK: πτῶσις αὐτῆς μεγάλη
NAS: and it fell-- and great was its fall.
KJV: it fell: and great was the fall
INT: fall of it great

Matthew 8:24 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἰδοὺ σεισμὸς μέγας ἐγένετο ἐν
NAS: there arose a great storm
KJV: behold, there arose a great tempest in
INT: Behold a storm great arose in

Matthew 8:26 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη
NAS: and it became perfectly calm.
KJV: and there was a great calm.
INT: there was a calm great

Matthew 11:11 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: γεννητοῖς γυναικῶν μείζων Ἰωάννου τοῦ
INT: born of women one greater than John the

Matthew 11:11 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: τῶν οὐρανῶν μείζων αὐτοῦ ἐστίν
INT: of the heavens greater than he is

Matthew 12:6 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: τοῦ ἱεροῦ μεῖζόν ἐστιν ὧδε
NAS: But I say to you that something greater than the temple
INT: the temple a greater is here

Matthew 13:32 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: δὲ αὐξηθῇ μεῖζον τῶν λαχάνων
NAS: it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants
INT: however it be grown greater than the garden plants

Matthew 15:28 Adj-NFS
GRK: Ὦ γύναι μεγάλη σου ἡ
NAS: your faith is great; it shall be done
KJV: O woman, great [is] thy faith:
INT: O woman great [is] of you the

Matthew 18:1 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: Τίς ἄρα μείζων ἐστὶν ἐν
INT: Who then [the] greatest is in

Matthew 18:4 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ μείζων ἐν τῇ
INT: is the greatest in the

Matthew 20:25 Adj-NMP
GRK: καὶ οἱ μεγάλοι κατεξουσιάζουσιν αὐτῶν
NAS: lord it over them, and [their] great men exercise authority over
KJV: and they that are great exercise authority upon
INT: and the great ones exercise authority over them

Matthew 20:26 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἐν ὑμῖν μέγας γενέσθαι ἔσται
NAS: to become great among
KJV: will be great among you,
INT: among you great become let him be

Matthew 20:31 Adv
GRK: οἱ δὲ μεῖζον ἔκραξαν λέγοντες
INT: moreover all the more they cried out saying

Matthew 22:36 Adj-NFS
GRK: ποία ἐντολὴ μεγάλη ἐν τῷ
NAS: which is the great commandment
KJV: which [is] the great commandment
INT: which commandment [is the] greatest in the

Matthew 22:38 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἐστὶν ἡ μεγάλη καὶ πρώτη
NAS: This is the great and foremost
KJV: the first and great commandment.
INT: is the great and first

Matthew 23:11 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: ὁ δὲ μείζων ὑμῶν ἔσται
INT: and [the] greatest among you will be

Matthew 23:17 Adj-NMS-C
GRK: τίς γὰρ μείζων ἐστίν ὁ
INT: which indeed greater is the

Matthew 23:19 Adj-NNS-C
GRK: τί γὰρ μεῖζον τὸ δῶρον
NAS: which is more important, the offering,
INT: which indeed [is] greater the gift

Matthew 24:21 Adj-NFS
GRK: τότε θλίψις μεγάλη οἵα οὐ
NAS: For then there will be a great tribulation,
KJV: shall be great tribulation,
INT: then tribulation great such as not

Matthew 24:24 Adj-ANP
GRK: δώσουσιν σημεῖα μεγάλα καὶ τέρατα
NAS: and will show great signs
KJV: and shall shew great signs and
INT: will give signs great and wonders

Matthew 24:31 Adj-GFS
GRK: μετὰ σάλπιγγος μεγάλης καὶ ἐπισυνάξουσιν
NAS: His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET
KJV: with a great sound
INT: with a trumpet call great and they will gather together

Strong's Greek 3173
243 Occurrences

μέγα — 18 Occ.
μεγάλα — 8 Occ.
μεγάλαι — 1 Occ.
μεγάλαις — 1 Occ.
μεγάλας — 2 Occ.
μεγάλη — 69 Occ.
μεγάλην — 19 Occ.
μεγάλης — 16 Occ.
μεγάλῳ — 5 Occ.
μεγάλων — 2 Occ.
μεγάλοι — 4 Occ.
μεγάλου — 7 Occ.
μεγάλους — 4 Occ.
μέγαν — 13 Occ.
μέγας — 25 Occ.
μέγιστα — 1 Occ.
μείζω — 2 Occ.
μείζων — 26 Occ.
μεῖζόν — 7 Occ.
μείζονα — 7 Occ.
μείζονας — 1 Occ.
μείζονες — 1 Occ.
μείζονος — 3 Occ.
μειζοτέραν — 1 Occ.

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