praus: mild, gentleOriginal Word: πραΰς, πραεῖα, πραΰ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (prah-ooce')
Short Definition: mild, gentle
Definition: mild, gentle.
Cognate: 4239 praýs (also listed as 4239a/praupathia in NAS dictionary) – meek. See 4236 (praótēs).
This difficult-to-translate root (pra-) means more than "meek." Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God's strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness.
[The English term "meek" often lacks this blend – i.e. of gentleness (reserve) and strength.]STRONGS NT 4239: πραΰς
πραΰς, see πρᾷός.
Apparently a primary word; mild, i.e. (by implication) humble -- meek. See also praios.
see GREEK praios ἡσυχίου πρα=ν πρα=ς πραεις πραείς πραεῖς πραέος πραέων πραεως πραέως πραυς πραύς πραΰς πραῢς esuchiou ēsuchiou hesychiou hesychíou hēsychiou hēsychíou praeis praeîs praus praǘs praǜs
Strong's Greek 4239
πραεῖς — 1 Occ.
πραέως — 1 Occ.
πραΰς — 2 Occ.
Matthew 5:5 Adj-NMP
BIB: μακάριοι οἱ πραεῖς ὅτι αὐτοὶ
NAS: Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit
KJV: Blessed [are] the meek: for they
INT: Blessed the meek for they
Matthew 11:29 Adj-NMS
BIB: ἐμοῦ ὅτι πραΰς εἰμι καὶ
NAS: from Me, for I am gentle and humble
INT: me for gentle I am and
Matthew 21:5 Adj-NMS
BIB: ἔρχεταί σοι πραῢς καὶ ἐπιβεβηκὼς
NAS: IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED
KJV: cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting
INT: comes to you gentle and mounted
1 Peter 3:4 Adj-GNS
BIB: ἀφθάρτῳ τοῦ πραέως καὶ ἡσυχίου
NAS: with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet
KJV: that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and
INT: imperishable [beauty] of the gentle and quiet