Word Summary
cheirōn: worse
Original Word: χείρων
Transliteration: cheirōn
Phonetic Spelling: (khi'-rone)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: worse
Meaning: worse
Strong's Concordance
sorer, worse.

Irregular comparative of kakos; from an obsolete equivalent cheres (of uncertain derivation); more evil or aggravated (physically, mentally or morally) -- sorer, worse.

see GREEK kakos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5501: χειρῶν

χειρῶν, χεῖρον (comparitive of κακός; derived from the obsolete χερης, which has been preserved in the dative χερηι, accusative χερηα, plural χερεης, χερηα; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. i., p. 268 (cf. Ebeling, Lex. Homer under the word χερης) (from Homer down), worse: Matthew 9:16; Matthew 27:64; Mark 2:21; γίνεται τά ἔσχατα χείρονα τῶν πρώτων, Matthew 12:45; Luke 11:26; 2 Peter 2:20; εἰς τό χεῖρον ἔρχεσθαι (to grow worse), of one whose illness increases, Mark 5:26; ἵνα μή χεῖρον σοι τί γένηται, lest some worse thing befall thee, John 5:14; πόσῳ χειρῶν τιμωρία (A. V. how much sorer punishment), Hebrews 10:29; ἐπί τό χεῖρον προκόπτειν ((A. V. wax worse and worse); see προκόπτω, 2), 2 Timothy 3:13; of the moral character, σπιστου χειρῶν, 1 Timothy 5:8.