Humility, gentleness - Berry's New Testament Synonyms

Humility, gentleness

ταπεινοφροσύνη, πρᾳότης.

ταπεινοφροσύνη is humility, not the making of one's self small when he is really great, but thinking little of one's self, because this is in a sense the right estimate for any human being, however great. πρᾳότης is founded upon this idea, and goes beyond it. It is the attitude of mind and behavior which, arising from humility, disposes one to receive with gentleness and meekness whatever may come to him from others or from God.