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πραΰς

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
πραΰς, πραεῖα, πραΰ
Greek transliteration: 
praus
Simplified transliteration: 
praus
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4239
GK Number: 
4558
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
a-2b
Gloss: 
gentle, meek, the positive moral quality of dealing with people in a kind manner, with humility and consideration
Definition: 
also spelled πρᾶος, meek, gentle, kind, forgiving, Mt. 5:5; mild, benevolent, humane, Mt. 11:29; 21:5; 1 Pet. 3:4*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek (praeis | πραεῖς | nom pl masc), for they will inherit the earth.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle (praus | πραΰς | nom sg masc) and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 21:5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble (praus | πραΰς | nom sg masc) and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
1 Peter 3:4 but let it be the inner person of the heart, the unfading beauty of a gentle (praeōs | πραέως | gen sg neut) and tranquil spirit, which in the sight of God is precious.