1933. epieikés
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epieikés: seemly, equitable, yielding
Original Word: ἐπιεικής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: epieikés
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-i-kace')
Short Definition: gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable
Definition: gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable, moderate.

HELPS word-Studies

1933 epieikḗs(an adjective, derived from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" and eikos, "equitable, fair"; also see the noun-form, 1932 /epieíkeia, "equity-justice") – properly, equitable; "gentle" in the sense of truly fair by relaxing overly strict standards in order to keep the "spirit of the law."

1933 /epieikḗs ("justice beyond ordinary justice") builds on the real intent (purpose) of what is really at stake (note the epi, "upon") – and hence, is true equity that appropriately fulfills the spirit (not just the letter) of the law.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and eoika (see also eikó)
seemly, equitable, yielding
NASB Translation
gentle (5).

STRONGS NT 1933: ἐπιεικής

ἐπιεικής, ἐπιεικές (εἰκός, what is reasonable);

1. seemly, suitable (from Homer down).

2. equitable, fair, mild, gentle: 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 3:2; 1 Peter 2:18; James 3:17. Neuter τό ἐπιεικές (as often in Greek writings from Thucydides down) ὑμῶν equivalent to ἐπιείκεια ὑμῶν, Philippians 4:5. (See ἐπιείκεια, at the end.)

gentle, moderation, patient.

From epi and eiko; appropriate, i.e. (by implication) mild -- gentle, moderation, patient.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK eiko

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