tapeinos: low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spiritOriginal Word: ταπεινός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (tap-i-nos')
Short Definition: humble, lowly
Definition: humble, lowly, in position or spirit (in a good sense).
5011 tapeinós (an adjective) – properly, low; (figuratively) inner lowliness describing the person who depends on the Lord rather than self. See 5012 (tapeinophrosynē).
5011 /tapeinós ("lowly, humble") means being God-reliant rather than self-reliant – which ironically always exalts a person (brings them true worth, cf. 1 Pet 5:6).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spirit
depressed (1), humble (5), lowly (1), meek (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5011: ταπεινός
ταπεινός, ταπεινή ταπεινόν, from (Pindar), Aeschylus, Herodotus down, the Sept. for עָנִי, עָנָו, שָׁפָל, etc., low, i. e.
a. properly, not rising far from the ground: Ezekiel 17:24.
b. metaphorically, α. as to condition, lowly, of low degree: with a substantive, James 1:9; substantively οἱ ταπεινοί, opposed to δυνάσται, Luke 1:52; equivalent to brought low with grief, depressed (Sir. 25:23), 2 Corinthians 7:6. Neuter τά ταπεινά, Romans 12:16 (on which see συναπάγω, at the end). β. lowly in spirit, humble: opposed to ὑπερήφανος, James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 (from Proverbs 3:34); with τῇ καρδία added, Matthew 11:29 (τῷ πνεύματι, Psalm 33:19 Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. (figuratively) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition) -- base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.
Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. (figuratively) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition) -- base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5011
ταπεινοῖς — 3 Occ.
ταπεινὸς — 3 Occ.
ταπεινούς — 2 Occ.
Matthew 11:29 Adj-NMS
GRK: εἰμι καὶ ταπεινὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ
NAS: gentle and humble in heart,
KJV: meek and lowly in heart: and
INT: I am and humble [in] the heart
2 Corinthians 7:6 Adj-AMP
James 4:6 Adj-DMP
1 Peter 5:5 Adj-DMP