épios: gentle, mildOriginal Word: ἤπιος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (ay'-pee-os)
Short Definition: placid, gentle
Definition: placid, gentle, mild.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin
gentle (1), kind (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS 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 Concordancegentle.
Probably from epos; properly, affable, i.e. Mild or kind -- gentle.
see GREEK epos
Forms and Transliterationsήπιοι ηπιον ἤπιον ήτιον epion ēpion ḗpion
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