4124. pleonexia
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pleonexia: advantage, covetousness
Original Word: πλεονεξία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pleonexia
Phonetic Spelling: (pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: covetousness, avarice
Definition: covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage.

HELPS word-Studies

4124 pleoneksía (a feminine noun derived from 4119 /pleíōn, "numerically more" and 2192 /éxō, "have") – properly, the desire for more (things), i.e. lusting for a greater number of temporal things that go beyond what God determines is eternally best (beyond His preferred-will, cf. 2307 /thélēma); covetousness (coveting).

4124 /pleoneksía (a feminine noun) points to a brand of covetousness, defined by the context.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pleonektés
advantage, covetousness
NASB Translation
covetousness (1), deeds of coveting (1), greed (7), greediness (1).

STRONGS NT 4124: πλεονεξία

πλεονεξία, πλεονεξίας, (πλεονέκτης, which see), greedy desire to have more, covetousness, avarice: Luke 12:15; Romans 1:29; Ephesians 4:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 2 Peter 2:3 (on the omission of the article in the last two passages, cf. Winer's Grammar, 120 (114)), 14; ὡς (Rec. ὥσπερ) πλεονεξίαν (as a matter of covetousness), i. e. a gift which betrays the giver's covetousness, 2 Corinthians 9:5 (here R. V. text extortion); plural various modes in which covetousness shows itself, covetings (cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 77 (67)), Mark 7:22. (In the same and various other senses by secular writings from Herodotus and Thucydides down.) (Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xxiv., and (in partial correction) Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians 3:5.)

covetousness, greediness.

From pleonektes; avarice, i.e. (by implication) fraudulency, extortion -- covetous(-ness) practices, greediness.

see GREEK pleonektes

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