Word Summary
pleonexia: advantage, covetousness
Original Word: πλεονεξία
Transliteration: pleonexia
Phonetic Spelling: (pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: advantage, covetousness
Meaning: advantage, covetousness
Strong's Concordance
covetousness, greediness.

From pleonektes; avarice, i.e. (by implication) fraudulency, extortion -- covetous(-ness) practices, greediness.

see GREEK pleonektes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4124: πλεονεξία

πλεονεξία, πλεονεξίας, (πλεονέκτης, which see), greedy desire to have more, covetousness, avarice: Luke 12:15; Romans 1:29; Ephesians 4:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 2 Peter 2:3 (on the omission of the article in the last two passages, cf. Winer's Grammar, 120 (114)), 14; ὡς (Rec. ὥσπερ) πλεονεξίαν (as a matter of covetousness), i. e. a gift which betrays the giver's covetousness, 2 Corinthians 9:5 (here R. V. text extortion); plural various modes in which covetousness shows itself, covetings (cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 77 (67)), Mark 7:22. (In the same and various other senses by secular writings from Herodotus and Thucydides down.) (Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xxiv., and (in partial correction) Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians 3:5.)