πλείων

See also: πλειών

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • πλέων (pleōn)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

πλείων (pleiōnm, πλείων f, πλεῖον n; third declension

  1. more, comparative of πολύς (polus)
    1. (in the plural, with the definite article) the greater number, the mass or crowd
  2. (in neuter)
    1. (as a noun) more
    2. (as an adverb) more, rather
      1. (with numerals) more
      2. (comedy) πλεῖν ἢ μαίνομαι (plein ē mainomai, more than to madness)
      3. as an adverb with another comparative
      4. the plural πλείω is also used like πλέον

Usage notesEdit

Homer and Hesiod use πλείων (pleiōn) or πλέων (pleōn) as verse requires.

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (more): πλεῖστος (pleistos)
  • (crowd): οἱ πολλοί (hoi polloi)

AntonymsEdit

  • (more (noun)): ἔλαττον (elatton)

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ 8th edition
Last modified on 13 August 2013, at 13:58