Word Summary
megistan: the chief men
Original Word: μεγιστάν
Transliteration: megistan
Phonetic Spelling: (meg-is-tan'-es)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: the chief men
Meaning: the chief men
Strong's Concordance
great men, lords.

Plural from megistos; grandees -- great men, lords.

see GREEK megistos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3175: μεγιστάν

μεγιστάν, μεγιστανος, (from μέγιστος, as νέαν from νέος, ξυνάν from ξυνός), a later Greek word (see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 196), once in singular Sir. 4:7; commonly in plural οἱ μεγιστᾶνες, the grandees, magnates, nobles, chief men of a city or a people, the associates or courtiers of a king (Vulg.principes): Revelation 6:15; τῆς γῆς, ; τοῦ Ἡρῴδου, Mark 6:21. (The Sept. for אַדִּירִים, Jeremiah 14:3; Nahum 2:6; Zechariah 11:2; גְּדולִים, Jonah 3:7; Nahum 3:10; רַבְרְבִין, Daniel, Theod. 4:33, etc.; שָׂרִים, Isaiah 34:12; Jeremiah 24:8, etc.; 1 Macc. 9:37; often in Sir. Manetho 4, 41; Josephus, Artemidorus Daldianus, In Latinmegistanes, Tacitus, ann. 15, 27; Suct. Calig. 5.)