epieikés: seemly, equitable, yieldingOriginal Word: ἐπιεικής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-i-kace')
Short Definition: gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable
Definition: gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable, moderate.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from epi and eoika (see also eikó)
seemly, equitable, yielding
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS 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 ἡ ἐπιείκεια ὑμῶν, Philippians 4:5. (See ἐπιείκεια, at the end.) see GREEK epi see GREEK eiko
see GREEK epi
see GREEK eiko
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1933
ἐπιεικῆ — 1 Occ.
ἐπιεικής — 1 Occ.
ἐπιεικεῖς — 1 Occ.
ἐπιεικὲς — 1 Occ.
ἐπιεικέσιν — 1 Occ.
Philippians 4:5 Adj-NNS
GRK: τὸ ἐπιεικὲς ὑμῶν γνωσθήτω
NAS: Let your gentle [spirit] be known
KJV: Let your moderation be known unto all
INT: the gentleness of you let be known