Word Summary
perisseia: superfluity
Original Word: περισσεία
Transliteration: perisseia
Phonetic Spelling: (per-is-si'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: superfluity
Meaning: superfluity
Strong's Concordance
abundance, surplus

From perisseuo; surplusage, i.e. Superabundance -- abundance(-ant, (-ly)), superfluity.

see GREEK perisseuo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4050: περισσεία

περισσεία, περισσειας, (περισσεύω, which see);

1. abundance: τῆς χάριτος, Romans 5:17; τῆς χαρᾶς, 2 Corinthians 8:2; εἰς περισσείαν, adverbially, superabundantly, superfluously, (A. V. out of measure), 2 Corinthians 10:15 (Boeckh, Corpus inscriptions i., p. 668, no. 1378, 6; Byzantine writings).

2. superiority; preference, preeminence: יותֵר, Ecclesiastes 6:8; for יִתְרון, Ecclesiastes 2:13; Ecclesiastes 10:10.

3. gain, profit: for יִתְרון, Ecclesiastes 1:3; Ecclesiastes 2:11; Ecclesiastes 3:9, etc.

4. residue, remains: κακίας, the wickedness remaining over in the Christian from his state prior to conversion, James 1:21, see περίσσευμα, 2; (others adhere in this passive to the meaning which the word bears elsewhere in the N. T. viz. 'excess','superabundance,' (A. V. superfluity)).