Sit down (anapesein). Literally, "fall back," lie down, recline. Second aorist active infinitive of anapiptw. Much grass (corto polu). Old word for pasture, green grass ( Mark 6:39 ) or hay ( 1 Corinthians 3:12 ). It was spring ( John 6:4 ) and plenty of green grass on the hillside. The men (oi andre). Word for men as distinct from women, expressly stated in Matthew 14:21 . In number (ton ariqmon). Adverbial accusative (of general reference). About (o). General estimate, though they were arranged in orderly groups by hundreds and fifties, "in ranks" like "garden beds" (prasiai, Mark 6:40 ).