5011. tapeinos
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tapeinos: low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spirit
Original Word: ταπεινός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: tapeinos
Phonetic Spelling: (tap-i-nos')
Short Definition: humble, lowly
Definition: humble, lowly, in position or spirit (in a good sense).

HELPS word-Studies

5011 tapeinós (an adjective) – properly, low; (figuratively) inner lowliness describing the person who depends on the Lord rather than self. See 5012 (tapeinophrosynē).

5011 /tapeinós ("lowly, humble") means being God-reliant rather than self-reliant – which ironically always exalts a person (brings them true worth, cf. 1 Pet 5:6).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spirit
NASB Translation
depressed (1), humble (5), lowly (1), meek (1).

STRONGS NT 5011: ταπεινός

ταπεινός, ταπεινή ταπεινόν, from (Pindar), Aeschylus, Herodotus down, the Sept. for עָנִי, עָנָו, שָׁפָל, etc., low, i. e.

a. properly, not rising far from the ground: Ezekiel 17:24.

b. metaphorically, α. as to condition, lowly, of low degree: with a substantive, James 1:9; substantively οἱ ταπεινοί, opposed to δυνάσται, Luke 1:52; equivalent to brought low with grief, depressed (Sir. 25:23), 2 Corinthians 7:6. Neuter τά ταπεινά, Romans 12:16 (on which see συναπάγω, at the end). β. lowly in spirit, humble: opposed to ὑπερήφανος, James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 (from Proverbs 3:34); with τῇ καρδία added, Matthew 11:29 (τῷ πνεύματι, Psalm 33:19 (); in a bad sense, deporting oneself abjectly, deferring servilely to others (Xenophon, mem. 3, 10, 5; Plato, legg. 6, p. 774{c}; often in Isocrates), 2 Corinthians 10:1. (Cf. references under the word ταπεινοφροσύνη, at the end.)

cast down, humble, lowly.

Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. (figuratively) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition) -- base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.

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