haplotés: singleness, hence simplicityOriginal Word: ἁπλότης, τητος, ἡPart of Speech:
simplicity, sincerity, purityDefinition:
simplicity, sincerity, purity, graciousness.
572 haplótēs (from 1 /A "not" and from pel-, "fold," cf. DNTT, 3, 572) – properly, "singleness, without folds, like a piece of cloth unfolded" (WP, 1, 56), i.e. not compounded or over-complicated (needlessly complex); "single-threaded" (versus "multi-threaded"); "without folds, simplex" (J. Thayer), used of "unworldly simplicity" (as in the papyri, MM).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
singleness, hence simplicityNASB Translation
liberality (4), simplicity (1), sincerity (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 572: ἁπλότηςἁπλότης
, singleness, simplicity, sincerity, mental honesty
; the virtue of one who is free from pretence and dissimulation (so in Greek writings from Xenophon
, Cyril 1, 4, 3; Hell. 6, 1, 18 down): ἐν ἁπλότητι
(L T Tr WH ἁγιοτητι
) καί εἰλικρίνεια θεοῦ
i. e. infused by God through the Spirit (Winer
's Grammar, § 36, 3 b.), 2 Corinthians 1:12
; ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας
, 1 Chronicles 29:17
), Colossians 3:22
; Ephesians 6:5
(Wis. 1:1); εἰς Χριστόν
, sincerity of mind toward Christ, i. e. single-hearted faith in Christ, as opposed to false wisdom in matters pertaining to Christianity, 2 Corinthians 11:3
; ἐν ἁπλότητι in simplicity,
i. e. without self-seeking, Romans 12:8
. openness of heart manifesting itself by benefactions, liberality,
, Antiquities 7, 13, 4; but in opposition see Fritzsche on Romans, vol. iii., 62f): 2 Corinthians 8:2
; 2 Corinthians 9:11, 13
, manifested by fellowship). Cf. Kling under the word 'Einfalt' in Herzog
iii., p. 723f.<1>
bountifulness, simplicity, singleness.
From haplous; singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal) -- bountifulness, liberal(-ity), simplicity, singleness.
see GREEK haplous