hileós: propitiousOriginal Word: ἵλεωςPart of Speech:
propitious, forgiving, merciful.
2436 híleōs (an adjective, used back in Attic Greek about appeasing divine wrath) – properly, propitious, describing God's covenant-mercy which rescues the believer by His atonement (bringing divine satisfaction).
[NAS dictionary, "2436 (híleōs) is another spelling of hilaos (propitious)."]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
another spelling of hilaos (propitious, gracious)Definition
god forbid (1), merciful (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2436: ἵλεωςἵλεως
(Attic for ἴλαος
s Grammar, 22), from Homer
down), propitious, merciful
: ἔσομαι ἵλεως ταῖς ἀδικίαις
, i. e. I will pardon, Hebrews 8:12
; Jeremiah 38:34<10> (); Jeremiah 43:3<10> (); also ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις, 1 Kings 8:34; 2 Chronicles 6:25, 27, etc.; ἵλεως σοι, namely, ἔστω (or εἴη, Buttmann, § 129, 22) ὁ Θεός, i. e. God avert this from thee, Matthew 16:22; the Sept. for חָלִילָה followed by לְ, be it far from one, 2 Samuel 20:20; 2 Samuel 23:17.<1>
Perhaps from the alternate form of haireomai; cheerful (as attractive), i.e. Propitious; adverbially (by Hebraism) God be gracious!, i.e. (in averting some calamity) far be it -- be it far, merciful.
see GREEK haireomai