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πίστις

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From πείθομαι "I am persuaded", passive form of πείθω "I persuade"

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [pístis]
  • (Koine): IPA: [pˈistis]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [pˈistis]

Noun

πίστις (genitive πίστεως) f, third declension; (pistis)

  1. trust in others, faith
  2. belief in a higher power, faith
  3. the state of being persuaded of something: belief, confidence, assurance
  4. trust in a commercial sense: credit
  5. faithfulness, honesty, trustworthiness, fidelity
  6. that which gives assurance: treaty, oath, guarantee
  7. means of persuasion: argument, proof
  8. that which is entrusted

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References

Strong’s concordance number: G4102

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