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Strong's #5012 - ταπεινοφροσύνη

Root Word (Etymology)
from a compound of (G5011) and the base of (G5424)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. the having a humble opinion of one's self
  2. a deep sense of one's (moral) littleness
  3. modesty, humility, lowliness of mind
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 3
1 Peter 1
HCS (0)
HCS (6)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 2
1 Peter 1
BSB (8)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 3
1 Peter 2
ESV (6)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 2
1 Peter 1
WEB (7)
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 3
1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τᾰπεινο-φροσύνη, ἡ,

humility, Ephesians 4:2, al.; mean-spiritedness, J. BJ 4.9.2, Arr. Epict. 3.24.56.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ταπεινοφροσύνη, ταπεινοφροσύνης, (ταπεινόφρων; opposed to μεγαλοφροσύνη, ὑψηλοφροσύνη (cf. Winers Grammar, 99 (94))), "the having a humble opinion of oneself; a deep sense of one's (moral) littleness; modesty, humility, lowliness of mind"; (Vulg. humilitas, Luth. Demuth): Acts 20:19; Ephesians 4:2; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 5:5; used of an affected and ostentatious humility in Colossians 2:18, 23. (The word occurs neither in the O. T., nor in secular authors — (but in Josephus, b. j. 4, 9, 2 in the sense of pusillanimity; also Epictetus diss. 3, 24, 56 in a bad sense. See Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xlii.; Lightfoot on Philippians, the passage cited; Zezschwitz, Profangräcität, as above w., pp. 20, 62; Winer's Grammar, 26).)

STRONGS NT 5012a: ταπεινόφρων ταπεινόφρων, ταπεινοφρον (ταπεινός and φρήν), humble-minded, i. e. having a modest opinion of oneself: 1 Peter 3:8, where Rec. φιλόφρονες. (Proverbs 29:23; in a bad sense, pusillanimous, mean-spirited, μικρούς τύχῃ καί περιδηις ποιεῖ καί ταπεινόφρονας, Plutarch, de Alex. fort. 2, 4; (de tranquill. animi 17. See Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3 and references under the word ταπεινοφροσύνη, at the end).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ταπεινοφροσύνη , -ης ,

(<ταπεινόφρων ),

lowliness of mind, humility: Acts 20:19, Ephesians 4:2, Philippians 2:3, Colossians 3:12, 1 Peter 5:5; of a false humility, Colossians 2:18; Colossians 2:23 (rare outside of NT, but found in bad sense in FlJ, BJ, iv, 9, 2; also in Epictet., v. Tr., Syn., § xlii).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";boldly"; (compve Romans 15:15) : cf. Chrest. I. 461.25 (beg. iii/A.D.) τολμηρῶς ἐνεχθεὶς. . .


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List of Word Forms
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