hikanos: sufficient, fitOriginal Word: ἱκανός, ή, όνPart of Speech:
sufficient, worthy, many, muchDefinition:
(a) considerable, sufficient, of number, quantity, time, (b) of persons: sufficiently strong (good, etc.), worthy, suitable, with various constructions, (c) many, much.
2425 hikanós (an adjective, derived from the root, hikō, "arrive, come to") – "properly, reach to (attain); hence, adequate, sufficient" (J. Thayer).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from hikneomai (to come, reach, attain to)Definition
sufficient, fitNASB Translation
able (1), adequate (2), aloud (1), considerable (4), enough (1), fit (4), good many (1), large (1), large sum (1), length* (1), long (5), long while (1), many (9), number (1), pledge (1), satisfy* (1), sizeable (1), some (1), sufficient (1), very bright (1), worthy (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2425: ἱκανόςἱκανός
; properly, 'reaching to', 'attaining to'; hence, 'adequate'); as in Greek writings from Herodotus
a. of number and quantity; with nouns, many enough, or enough with a genitive: ὄχλος ἱκανός, a great multitude (A. V. often much people), Mark 10:46; Luke 7:12; Acts 11:24, 26; Acts 19:26; λαός, Acts 5:37 R G; κλαυθμός, Acts 20:37; ἀργύρια ἱκανά (A. V. large money, cf. the colloquial, 'money enough'), Matthew 28:12; λαμπάδες, Acts 20:8; λόγοι, Luke 23:9; φῶς ἱκανόν, a considerable light (A. V. a great light), Acts 22:6. of time: ἱκανῷ χρόνῳ (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 9; Buttmann, § 133, 26) for a long time (Luke 8:27 T Tr text WH); Acts 8:11; also ἱκανόν χρόνον, Acts 14:3; and plural Luke 20:9; ἐξ ἱκανοῦ, of a long time, now for a long time, Luke 23:8 R G; also ἐκ χρόνων, ἱκανῶν, Luke 8:27 R G L Tr marginal reading; Luke 23:8 L T Tr WH; (ἀπό ἱκανῶν ἐτῶν, these many years, Romans 15:23 WH Tr text); ἱκανοῦ ... χρόνου διαγενομένου, much time having elapsed, Acts 27:9; ἐφ' ἱκανόν for a long while, Acts 20:11 (2 Macc. 8:25; Diodorus 13, 100; Palaeph. 28); ἡμέραι (cf. Lightfoot on Galatians, p. 89 n.), Acts 9:23, 43; Acts 18:18; Acts 27:7. absolutely, ἱκανοί, many, a considerable number: Luke 7:11 (R G L brackets T Tr marginal reading brackets); Acts 12:12; Acts 14:21; Acts 19:19; 1 Corinthians 11:30 (1 Macc. 13:49, etc.). ἱκανόν ἐστιν, it is enough, equivalent to enough has been said on this subject, Luke 22:38 (for Jesus, saddened at the paltry ideas of the disciples, breaks off in this way the conversation; the Jews, when a companion uttered anything absurd, were accustomed to use the phrase לָכֶם רַב (A. V. let it suffice thee, etc.), as in Deuteronomy 3:26, where the Sept. ἱκανούσθω) ἱκανόν τῷ τοιούτῳ ἡ ἐπιτιμία αὕτη, SC. ἐστι, sufficient ... is this punishment, 2 Corinthians 2:6; after the Latin idiom satisfacere alicui, τό ἱκανόν ποιεῖν τίνι, to take away from one every ground of complaint (A. V. to content), Mark 15:15 (Polybius 32, 7, 13; Appendix, Puff., p. 68, Toll. edition (sec. 74, i., p. 402 edition Schweig.); (Diogenes Laërtius 4, 50); τό ἱκανο λαμβάνω (Latinsatisaccipio), to take security (either by accepting sponsors, or by a deposit of money until the case had been decided), Acts 17:9.
b. sufficient in ability, i. e. meet, fit (German tüchtig (A. V. worthy, able, etc.)): πρός τί, for something, 2 Corinthians 2:16; followed by an infinitive (Buttmann, 260 (223f)), Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:7; Luke 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:9; 2 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:2; followed by ἵνα with subjunctive (Buttmann, 240 (207); cf. Winer's Grammar, 335 (314)): Matthew 8:8; Luke 7:6.<1>
From hiko (hikano or hikneomai, akin to heko) (to arrive); competent (as if coming in season), i.e. Ample (in amount) or fit (in character) -- able, + content, enough, good, great, large, long (while), many, meet, much, security, sore, sufficient, worthy.
see GREEK heko