172. akakos
Strong's Concordance
akakos: guileless
Original Word: ἄκακος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: akakos
Phonetic Spelling: (ak'-ak-os)
Definition: guileless
Usage: innocent, guileless, simple.
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172 ákakos (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 2556 /kakós, "malignant") – properly, not harmful, describing someone innocent, down to their very intentions (motives), i.e. a person without any desire to hurt (harm).

172/akakos ("a character without guile") means being constitutionally harmless, free from the desire to inflict harm (grief, hurt).

[It is ultimately the negated form of 2556 /kakós ("a rotten disposition, bent on inflicting harm").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and kakos
NASB Translation
innocent (1), unsuspecting (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 172: ἄκακος

ἄκακος, (κακός);

a. without guile or fraud, harmless; free from guilt: Hebrews 7:26; (cf. Clement, fragment 8, Jacobson edition (Lightfoot S. Clement of Rome etc., p. 219): ἄκακος πατήρ πνεῦμα ἔδωκεν ἄκακον).

b. fearing no evil from others, distrusting no one, (cf. English guileless): Romans 16:18. ((Aeschylus) Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, others; the Sept.) (Cf. Trench, § lvi.; Tittmann i., p. 27f.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
harmless, simple, innocent.

From a (as a negative particle) and kakos; not bad, i.e. (objectively) innocent or (subjectively) unsuspecting -- harmless, simple.

see GREEK a

see GREEK kakos

Forms and Transliterations
άκακοι ακάκοις άκακον ακακος άκακος ἄκακος ακάκου ακάκους ακακων ακάκων ἀκάκων άκαν άκανα akakon akakōn akákon akákōn akakos ákakos
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 16:18 Adj-GMP
GRK: καρδίας τῶν ἀκάκων
NAS: the hearts of the unsuspecting.
KJV: deceive the hearts of the simple.
INT: hearts of the naïve

Hebrews 7:26 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἀρχιερεύς ὅσιος ἄκακος ἀμίαντος κεχωρισμένος
NAS: holy, innocent, undefiled,
KJV: [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled,
INT: a high priest holy innocent undefiled separated

Strong's Greek 172
2 Occurrences

ἀκάκων — 1 Occ.
ἄκακος — 1 Occ.

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