eilikrinés: judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pureOriginal Word: εἰλικρινής, έςPart of Speech:
pure, uncontaminated, sincereDefinition:
(originally: unmixed), pure, uncontaminated, sincere.
1506 eilikrinḗs (from heilē, "shining of the sun" and 2929 /krystallízō, "to judge") – properly, rightly judged because seen in full light; (figuratively) judged in the rays of God's light, i.e. with divine clarity (spiritual vision) which results in real insight (discernment).
1506 /eilikrinḗs ("sincere because transparent") describes something proven because well-examined (totally scrutinized) – therefore, certified as sincere (inwardly pure). 1506 (eilikrinḗs) naturally refers to something completely clear, free from hypocrisy (deceit, wickedness) which stands in the full light of God's approval. This term is used twice in the NT (Phil 1:10; 2 Pet 3:1).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin, perhaps from heilé (the sun's ray) and krinóDefinition
judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pureNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1506: εἰλικρινήςεἰλικρινής
((on the breathing see WH
's Appendix, p. 144; Liddell and Scott, under the word, at the end); commonly supposed to be from εἴλη
, sunlight, and κρίνω
, properly, found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun's light; hence, some write εἰλικρινής
. (see references above); according to the conjecture of others from ἐιλος
, properly, sifted and cleansed by rapid movement or rolling to and fro), pure, unsullied, sincere
; of the soul, an εἰλικρινής
man: Philippians 1:10
, 2 Peter 3:1
. (Wis. 7:25, where cf. Grimm, Exgt. Hdb.; (see, on the word, also Trench
, § lxxxv.); (Hippocrates
(others).)<1> [SYNONYMS: εἰλικρινής, καθαρός: According to Trench as above the former word expresses freedom from the falsehoods, the latter from the defilements, of the flesh and of the world.]
From heile (the sun's ray) and krino; judged by sunlight, i.e. Tested as genuine (figuratively) -- pure, sincere.
see GREEK krino