Vine Dictionary - Greek Words in the Bible for Abase

tapeinoo signifies "to make low, bring low,"
(a) of bringing to the ground, making level, reducing to a plain, as in Luke 3:5;
(b) metaphorically in the Active Voice, to bring to a humble condition, "to abase," 2 Cor 11:7, and in the Passive, "to be abased," Php 4:12; in Matt 23:12; Luke 14:11; Luke 18:14, the AV has "shall be abased," the RV "shall be humbled." It is translated "humble yourselves" in the Middle Voice sense in James 4:10; 1 Pet 5:6; "humble," in Matt 18:4; 2 Cor 12:21 and Php 2:8. See HUMBLE, LOW. Cp., tapeinos, "lowly," tapeinois, "humiliation," and tapeinophrosune, "humility."


See also : tapeinoo