2261. épios
Strong's Concordance
épios: gentle, mild
Original Word: ἤπιος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: épios
Phonetic Spelling: (ay'-pee-os)
Short Definition: placid, gentle
Definition: placid, gentle, mild.
HELPS Word-studies

2261 ḗpios (an adjective derived from 2031 /épos, "to speak," J. Thayer) – properly, gentle (affable, mild), referring to calming words that bring God's order to a situation. 2261 (ḗpios) is used only in 2 Tim 2:24. 2261 /ḗpios ("gentle faith-speaking") happens as we yield to God – i.e. are committed to handling matters according to His preferred-will (2307 /thélēma). It describes the believer acting even-handedly, avoiding unnecessary harshness or excess by speaking into a situation that God reveals. Demonstrating such a congenial disposition means forthrightly speaking God's Word into people's lives as He reveals it through faith. Accordingly, 2261 (ḗpios) and faith (4102 /pístis) are directly connected in the NT (see 2 Tim 2:22-24).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
Definition
gentle, mild
NASB Translation
gentle (1), kind (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2261: ἤπιος

ἤπιος, ἠπια, ἤπιον, rarely of two terminations, (apparently derived from ἔπος, εἰπεῖν, so that it properly means affable (so Etym. Magn. 434, 20; but cf. Vanicek, p. 32)); from Homer down; mild, gentle: 1 Thessalonians 2:7 (where L WH νήπιος, which see at the end); πρός τινα, 2 Timothy 2:24.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
gentle.

Probably from epos; properly, affable, i.e. Mild or kind -- gentle.

see GREEK epos

Forms and Transliterations
ήπιοι ηπιον ἤπιον ήτιον epion ēpion ḗpion
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Strong's Greek 2261
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ἤπιον — 1 Occ.

2 Timothy 2:24 Adj-AMS
GRK: μάχεσθαι ἀλλὰ ἤπιον εἶναι πρὸς
NAS: not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all,
KJV: but be gentle unto all
INT: to contend but gentle to be toward

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