1646. elachistos
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elachistos: least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.)
Original Word: ἐλάχιστος, ίστη, ιστον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: elachistos
Phonetic Spelling: (el-akh'-is-tos)
Short Definition: least, smallest, very little
Definition: least, smallest, but perhaps oftener in the weaker sense: very little, very small.

HELPS word-Studies

1646 eláxistos – the superlative (-est form) of 3398 /mikrós ("small") meaning "the very least, smallest."

Lk 16:10: "He who is faithful in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing is unrighteous also in much" (NASU).

Lk 19:17: "And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little (1646 /eláxistos) thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities' " (NASU).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
superl. of elachus (little), also used as superl. to mikros
least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.)
NASB Translation
least (6), smallest (1), very least (1), very little thing (4), very small (1), very small thing (1).

STRONGS NT 1646: ἐλάχιστος

ἐλάχιστος, ἐλαχίστη, ἐλάχιστον (superlative of the adjective μικρός, but coming from ἐλαχύς) ((Homer h. Merc. 573), Herodotus down), smallest, least — whether in size: James 3:4; in amount: of the management of affairs, πιστός ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ, Luke 16:10 (opposed to ἐν πολλῷ); ; ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ ἄδικος, Luke 16:10; in importance: what is of the least moment, 1 Corinthians 6:2; in authority: of commandments, Matthew 5:19; in the estimation of men: of persons, Matthew 25:40, 45; in rank and excellence: of persons, Matthew 5:19; 1 Corinthians 15:9; of a town, Matthew 2:6. οὐδέ (R G οὔτε) ἐλάχιστον, not even a very small thing, Luke 12:26; ἐμοί εἰς ἐλάχιστον, ἐστι (see εἰμί, V. 2 c.), 1 Corinthians 4:3.

least, very little, smallest.

Superlative of elachus (short); used as equivalent to mikros; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.) -- least, very little (small), smallest.

see GREEK mikros

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