Definition:

**ἐλάχιστος**, -η, -ον (see: ἐλάσσων), **smallest, least**: as proper superlat, 1Co.15:9; elsewhere, as usually in late Gk, intensive (B1, § 11, 3); Mat.2:6 (LXX) Mat.25:40, 45 Luk.12:26 16:10 19:17, 1Co.4:3 6:2, Jas.3:4; ἐ. ἐν τ. βασιλείᾳ τ. οὐρανῶν, Mat.5:19 (see Dalman, *Words*, 113). Compar, ἐλαχιστότερος (for corresp. superl, see LS; see also Bl, § 44, 3); less than the least: Eph.3:8. (AS)

Definition:

** ἐλᾰχιστ-ος** [ᾰ], η, ον,

*superlative* of ἐλαχύς:

*comparative* ἐλάσσων (which see):—

**smallest, least**, frequently with a

*negative*, γέρας, δύναμις οὐκ ἐ, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; λόγου ἐλαχίστου of

**least** account, [

Refs]; ἐλαχίστου ἐδέησε διαφθεῖραι

**narrowly** missed destroying them, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** 2**) of Time,

**shortest**, δι᾽ ἐλαχίστου (i.e. χρόνου) [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; δι᾽ ἐλαχίστης βουλῆς with

**shortest** deliberation, [

Refs]

** 3**) of Number,

**fewest**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; ἐν ἐλαχίστοις δυσίν between two

**at least.** [

Refs]

** 4**) in Mathematics texts, ἐλάχιστα καὶ μέγιστα

**minima** and maxima, [

Refs 3rd c.BC+]

** II**) τὸ ἐλάχιστον, τοὐλάχιστον,

**at the least**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; ἐλάχιστα

**least** of any one, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]; ὡς ἐ. as

**little as possible**, [

Refs 5th c.BC+]

** III**) from ἐλάχιστος came a new

*comparative* ἐλαχιστότερος

**less than the least**, ἐ. πάντων ἁγίων [

NT]

**very least of all**, [

Refs 2nd c.AD+]