1932. epieikeia
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epieikeia: fairness, gentleness
Original Word: ἐπιείκεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: epieikeia
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-i'-ki-ah)
Short Definition: considerateness, forbearance, fairness
Definition: considerateness, forbearance, fairness, gentleness, mildness.

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Cognate: 1932 epieíkeia (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting," which intensifies eikos, "reasonable, fair, equitable," L-S) – equity ("justice-beyond-justice"). 1932 /epieíkeia ("true equity") is a "sweet reasonableness" that knows when to "relax the strict legal requirements concern­ing others . . . to carry out the real spirit of the law" (G. R. Berry). See 1933 (epieikēs).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epieikés
fairness, gentleness
NASB Translation
gentleness (1), kindness (1).

STRONGS NT 1932: ἐπιείκεια

ἐπιείκεια (WH ἐπιεικία, see Iota), ἐπιεικείας, , (ἐπιεικής, which see), mildness, gentleness, fairness (`sweet reasonableness' (Matthew Arnold)): Acts 24:4; joined with πραότης (which see), 2 Corinthians 10:1; Plutarch, Pericl. 39; with φιλανθρωπία, Polybius 1, 14, 4; Philo, vit. Moys. i. § 36; with χρηστότης, Herodian, 5, 1, 12 (6 edition Bekker). Cf. Plato, defin., p. 412 b. Aristotle, eth. Nic. 5, 10. (Baruch 2:27; Wis. 2:19 Wis. 12:18; 2 Macc. 2:22; 3Macc. 3:15.) [SYNONYMS: ἐπιείκεια, πραότης: "πραότηςmagis ad animum ἐπιείκειαvero magis ad exteriorem conversationem pertinet (Estius on 2 Corinthians 10:1). πραότηςvirtus magis absoluta; ἐπιείκεια magis refertur ad alios (Bengel, ibid.). See at length Trench, § xliii.]

clemency, gentleness.

From epieikes; suitableness, i.e. (by implication) equity, mildness -- clemency, gentleness.

see GREEK epieikes

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