Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Least, smallest, used as equivalent to G3398

Greek: ἐλάχιστος, elachistos (G1646)

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Here are least, very little, smallest and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἐλάχιστος mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1646

Greek Base Word: ἐλάχιστος

Usage: Least, very little (small), smallest

Definition: Used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.).

Detailed definition:

  1. Smallest least.
    1. In size.
    2. In amount: of management of affairs.
    3. In importance: what is the least moment.
    4. In authority: of commandments.
    5. In the estimation of men: of persons.
    6. In rank and excellence: of persons.

Derived terms: Superlative of ἔλαχυς (short).

See also:

  1. G3398


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɛˈlɑ.xi.stos
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞ˈlɑ.çi.stows
  3. Transliteration: elachistos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: eh-LA-hee-stose
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ay-LA-hee-stose

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