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Entry for Strong's #1506 - εἰλικρινής

Transliteration
eilikrinḗs
Phonetics
i-lik-ree-nace'  
Word Origin
from heile (the sun's ray) and (2919)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
2:397,206
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. pure, sincere, unsullied
  2. found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun's light
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Philippians 1
2 Peter 1
Philippians 1
2 Peter 1
Philippians 1
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-ASF 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASF 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASF 1
A-NPM 1
NA WH
A-ASF 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASF 1
A-NPM 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εἰλικριν-ής, ές,

I

1. unmixed, without alloy, pure, ἐκ πυρὸς τοῦ -εστάτου καὶ ὕδατος Hp. Vict. 1.35; θέρμη, ψῦξις, Id. VM 19; διὰ τὸ εἰλικρινῆ ἕκαστα εἶναι (sc. τὰ φῦλα) distinct and separate, X. Cyr. 8.5.14; εἴ τῳ γένοιτο αὐτὸ τὸ καλὸν ἰδεῖν εἰ., καθαρόν, ἄμεικτον Pl. Smp. 211e; τὸ ἧττον εἰ., opp. τὸ καθαρώτερον, Arist. Mete. 340b8; τῶν χρωμάτων οὐδὲν ὁρῶμεν εἰ. οἷόν ἐστιν, ἀλλὰ πάντα κεκραμένα Id. Col. 793b13; τὸ λευκὸν [μέλι] οὐκ ἐκ θύμου εἰλικρινοῦς Id. HA 627a3; εἰ. καὶ ἀμιγής Id. de An. 426b4; ἐν μεγάλῳ εἰ. καὶ κενῷ Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.37U. (fort. καὶ εἰ.) ; τὸ ἓν εἰ. καὶ καθαρόν Plu. 2.393c.

2. pure, simple, absolute, αὐτῇ καθ' αὑτὴν εἰλικρινεῖ τῇ διανοίᾳ χρώμενος the pure and absolute intellect, Pl. Phd. 66a; ψυχὴν αὐτὴν καθ' αὑτὴν εἰ. ἀπαλλάξεσθαι ib. 81c; γνωσόμεθα.. πᾶν τὸ εἰ. the pure and absolute, ib. 67b; τὸ καθαρόν τε καὶ εἰ. Id. Phlb. 52d; τὰς τέρψεις εἰ. ἀποδιδόναι Isoc. 1.46; ἡδονὴ εἰ. Arist. EN 1176b20; εὐπορία -εστάτη Epicur. Sent. 14; also of evil things, sheer, absolute, ἀδικία X. Mem. 2.2.3.

3. sincere, ἀπόδεξις OGI 227.12 (Didyma, iii B. C.); εὔνοια ib.763.41 (Milet., ii B. C.); of persons, Philippians 1:10. Adv. - νῶς OGI 441.5 (i B. C.).

4. total, ἐκλείψεις Cleom. 2.5.

II Adv. - νῶς without mixture, of itself, simply, absolutely, διὰ τὸ εἰ. εἶναι Ἕλληνας καὶ ἀμιγεῖς βαρβάρων Pl. Mx. 245d; τὸ εἰ. ὄν absolute being, Id. R. 477a; εἰ. ὑπὸ τοῦ ἔρωτος ὡρμημένους Id. Smp. 181c; εἰ. ὅλον λευκόν Arist. Ph. 187b4; without qualification, - νῶς Ταραντῖνοι Arr. Tact. 4.6: Ion. εἰλικριν-έως, κρίνεσθαι to have a clear crisis, Hp. Epid. 4.7. The word is confined to Prose.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἰλικρινής, ἐιλικρινες ((on the breathing see WH's Appendix, p. 144; Liddell and Scott, under the word, at the end); commonly supposed to be from εἴλη or ἕλη, sunlight, and κρίνω, properly, found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun's light; hence, some write εἰλικρινής. (see references above); according to the conjecture of others from ἐιλος, ἐίλειν, properly, sifted and cleansed by rapid movement or rolling to and fro), pure, unsullied, sincere; of the soul, an εἰλικρινής man: Philippians 1:10; διάνοια, 2 Peter 3:1. (Wis. 7:25, where cf. Grimm, Exgt. Hdb.; (see, on the word, also Trench, § lxxxv.); (Hippocrates), Xenophon, Plato (Aristotle, Plutarch), Polybius, Philo (others).) [SYNONYMS: εἰλικρινής, καθαρός: According to Trench as above the former word expresses freedom from the falsehoods, the latter from the defilements, of the flesh and of the world.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** εἰλικρινής , -ές ,

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 7:25 א B *;]

unalloyed, pure (Lat. sincerus; v. DCG, ii, 6358);

(a) of unmixed substances;

(b) of abstract ideas;

(c) of ethical purity: Philippians 1:10, 2 Peter 3:1.†

SYN.: ἁγνός G53 (q.v.), καθαρός G2513, cf. Tr., Syn., § LXXxv; DB, iv, 1768; Cremer, 378; Westc, on 1 John 3:3.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

εἰλικρινής is attached as a qualitative adj. to εὔνοια in OGIS 763.40 (ii/B.C.) ἐξηγο [ύμενοι σύμπαν ]τος τοῦ πλήθους πρὸς ἡμᾶς ἐκτενε [στάτην τε καὶ ] εἰλικρινῆ τὴν εὔνοιαν, and to ἀπόδεξις in ib. 227.12 (B.C. 246–26) εἰλικρινῆ καὶ βεβαίαμ ποιουμένους ὑμᾶς πρὸς τοὺς φίλους ἀπόδεξιγ. The adv. is found ib. 441.5 (B.C. 81) τὴν πρὸς ἡ ]μᾶς πί [σ ]τιν εἰλικρινῶς τετηρηκότας : cf. Michel 394.48 (mid. i/B.C.) ὁ δῆμος [ζ ]ηλοῖ αὐτὸν. . . . . κα [ ] εἰλ [ικρινῶ ]ς [γ ]νησ [ ]αν ἔχοντι πρὸς πάντας φιλοστοργίαν εὐχαρισ [τ ]εῖ.

 

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List of Word Forms
ειλικρινεις ειλικρινείς εἰλικρινεῖς ειλικρινη ειλικρινή εἰλικρινῆ eilikrine eilikrinê eilikrinē eilikrinē̂ eilikrineis eilikrineîs
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