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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.

2. (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.

3. (a.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

4. (a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.

5. (a.) Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.

6. (a.) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.

7. (a.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.

8. (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

2274. hettaomai -- to be inferior
... to be inferior. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hettaomai Phonetic Spelling:
(hayt-tah'-o) Short Definition: I am defeated, made inferior Definition: I am ...
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2269b. hesson -- inferior, less
... inferior, less. Transliteration: hesson Short Definition: less. ... from eka (slightly,
a little) Definition inferior, less NASB Word Usage less (1), worse (1). ...
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5302. hustereo -- to come late, be behind, come short
... hoos-ter-eh'-o) Short Definition: I am lacking, fall short, suffer need Definition:
I fall behind, am lacking, fall short, suffer need, am inferior to. ...
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1640. elasson -- smaller, less
... less. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: elasson or elatton Phonetic Spelling:
(el-as'-sone) Short Definition: less, smaller, inferior Definition: less ...
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1642. elattoo -- to make less (in rank or influence)
... in rank or influence). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elattoo Phonetic Spelling:
(el-at-to'-o) Short Definition: I make less, make inferior Definition: I ...
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2276. hetton -- less, worse.
... Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hetton Phonetic Spelling: (hate'-ton)
Short Definition: lesser, inferior, weaker Definition: lesser, inferior, weaker ...
// - 6k

5259. hupo -- by, under
... In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior
position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately. ...
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2704. kataphtheiro -- to destroy entirely
... to," intensifying 5351 , "corrupt") -- properly, corrupted all the way (ly degenerated);
corrupted; to despoil, bringing to a lower (inferior) form (note the ...
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2737. katoteros -- lower
... lower. Comparative from kato; inferior (locally, of Hades) -- lower. see GREEK kato.
(katotera) -- 1 Occurrence. 2736, 2737. katoteros. 2737a . ...
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2916. krithinos -- of barley
... Cognate: 2916 (an adjective) -- made of barley (barley loaves); "an inferior
bread. Pliny and some of the Jewish writers describe barley . ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5307. naphal -- to fall, lie
... falls (22), falls away (1), fell (98), fell down (8), felled (1), felling (1), give
birth (1), go over (1), going over (2), gone over (3), inferior (2), killed ...
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7034. qalah -- to be lightly esteemed or dishonored
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to be lightly esteemed or dishonored NASB Word
Usage degraded (2), dishonors (1), inferior (1), lightly esteemed (2). ...
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2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
... A primitive root (compare chanah); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an
inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (ie Move to favor by petition ...
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772. ara -- the earth
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to erets Definition the earth NASB Word Usage
earth (15), ground (3), inferior (1), land (1). earth, interior. ...
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Whether the Superior Angel Enlightens the Inferior as Regards all ...
enlightens the inferior as regards all he himself knows? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the superior angel enlightens.htm

Whether the Inferior Angel Speaks to the Superior?
... THE SPEECH OF THE ANGELS (FIVE ARTICLES) Whether the inferior angel speaks
to the superior? Objection 1: It would seem that the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the inferior angel speaks.htm

Whether an Inferior Angel Can Enlighten a Superior Angel?
can enlighten a superior angel? Objection 1: It would seem ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether an inferior angel can.htm

The Inferior Gods, Whose Names are not Associated with Infamy ...
... Chapter 4."The Inferior Gods, Whose Names are Not Associated with Infamy, Have Been
Better Dealt with Than the Select Gods, Whose Infamies are Celebrated. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 4 the inferior gods whose.htm

Whether among the Demons, Inferior to the Gods, There are any Good ...
... Chapter 2."Whether Among the Demons, Inferior to the Gods, There are Any Good Spirits
Under Whose Guardianship the Human Soul Might Reach True Blessedness. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 2 whether among the demons.htm

The Corrupted Nature of a More Excellent Order Sometimes Better ...
... Chapter 5. "The Corrupted Nature of a More Excellent Order Sometimes Better
Than an Inferior Nature Even Uncorrupted. But it may ...
/.../chapter 5 name corrupted nature.htm

From the Corruption and Destruction of Inferior Things is the ...
... Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichæans. Chapter 8. "From the Corruption
and Destruction of Inferior Things is the Beauty of the Universe. ...
/.../chapter 8 name the corruption.htm

The Spirit is the Lord and Power; and in this is not Inferior to ...
... Book II. Chapter I. The Spirit is the Lord and Power; and in this is not
inferior to the� The Spirit is the Lord and Power; and ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter i the spirit is.htm

His Next Remark Was, "Have not These Inferior Powers had Assigned ...
... Chapter LXX. His next remark was, "Have not these inferior powers had
assigned to them by God� His next remark was, "Have not ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lxx his next remark.htm

Gods, those which were Confessedly Elevated to the Divine ...
... Condition, What Pre-Eminent Right Had They to Such Honour? Hercules an Inferior
Character. But since they will have it that those who ...
/.../tertullian/ad nationes/chapter xiv gods those which were.htm

Inferior (14 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods. 3 ... Venus. 4.
(a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian. ...
/i/inferior.htm - 11k

Appeal (30 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A reference of any case from an inferior to a superior
court. ... We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court. ...
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Pertaining to a second canon, or ecclesiastical writing
of inferior authority; -- said of the Apocrypha, certain Epistles, etc. ...
/d/deuterocanonical.htm - 14k

Concubine (21 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary In the Bible denotes a female conjugally united
to a man, but in a relation inferior to that of a wife. ...
/c/concubine.htm - 15k

Less (93 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less
quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before. ...
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Zedekiah (63 Occurrences)
... passages identifiable with this reign, counted by its years, are: Jeremiah 24, after
the deportation of Jehoiachin (Jeconiah)-the inferior classes left with ...
/z/zedekiah.htm - 49k

Underworld (87 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The lower of inferior world; Hades. ... 4.
(n.) The inferior part of mankind. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/u/underworld.htm - 31k

Religion (23 Occurrences)
... Aramazd's worship seems to have fallen very much into the background in favor of
that of inferior deities, among the chief of whom was his daughter Anahit ...
/r/religion.htm - 101k

Equal (70 Occurrences)
... same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and
intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior ...
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Eve (5 Occurrences)
... He argued that woman is inferior in position, for "Adam was first formed, then Eve."
She is inferior in character, for "Adam was not beguiled, but the woman ...
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Inferior (14 Occurrences)

John 2:10
and said to him, "It is usual to put on the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then that which is inferior. But you have kept the good wine till now."

1 Corinthians 8:8
It is true that a particular kind of food will not bring us into God's presence; we are neither inferior to others if we abstain from it, nor superior to them if we eat it.

1 Corinthians 12:24
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

2 Corinthians 11:5
Why, I reckon myself in no respect inferior to those superlatively great Apostles.

2 Corinthians 12:11
I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.

2 Corinthians 12:13
For what is there in which you were made inferior to the rest of the assemblies, unless it is that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong.

Hebrews 2:7
Thou hast made him only a little inferior to the angels; with glory and honour Thou hast crowned him, and hast set him to govern the works of Thy hands.

Hebrews 2:9
But Jesus--who was made a little inferior to the angels in order that through God's grace He might taste death for every human being--we already see wearing a crown of glory and honour because of His having suffered death.

Hebrews 7:7
And beyond all dispute it is always the inferior who is blessed by the superior.

Job 12:3
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?

Job 13:2
What you know, I know also. I am not inferior to you.

Isaiah 3:5
And the people will be crushed, every one by his neighbour; the young will be full of pride against the old, and those of low position will be lifted up against the noble.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 32:27
And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, that are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are upon their bones; for they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
(See JPS)

Daniel 2:39
After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.



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