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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2659 - κατάνυξις

Word Origin:
from (2660)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a pricking, piercing
  2. severe sorrow, extreme grief
  3. insensibility or torpor of mind, such as extreme grief easily produces
    1. hence a "spirit of stupor", which renders their souls torpid so insensible that they are not affected at all by the offer made them of salvation through the Messiah
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8639 ‑ תַּרְדֵּמָה (tar‑day‑maw');   8653 ‑ תַּרְעֵלָה (tar‑ay‑law');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κατά-νυξις, εως, ἡ,

1. stupefaction, bewilderment, ἐπότισας ἡμᾶς οἶνον -νύξεως LXX Psalms 59:3(60).3, cf. Isaiah 29:10.

2. contrition, Just. Nov. 137.6 Intr.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 κατάνυξις, κατανύξεως, (κατανύσσω, which see);

1. a pricking, piercing ( Vulg. compunctio).

2. severe sorrow, extreme grief.

3. insensibility or torpor of mind, such as extreme grief easily produces; hence, πνεῦμα κατανύξεως, a spirit of stupor, which renders their souls torpid, i. e. so insensible that they are not affected at all by the offer made them of salvation through the Messiah, Romans 11:8 from Isaiah 29:10 the Sept. (where the Hebrew תַּרְדֵּמָה רוּחַ, a spirit of deep sleep, is somewhat loosely so rendered; οἶνος κατανύξεως for תַּרְעֵלָה יַיִן, wine which produces dizziness, reeling, German Taumelwein, Psalm 59:5 (Psalm 60:5>)). Not found in secular authors. Cf. Fritzsche's full discussion of the word in his Commentary on Romans , vol. ii., p. 558ff; (cf. Winer s Grammar, 94 (90); Lightfoot 'Fresh Revision' etc., p. 139 note).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Romans 11:8) occurs in Pelagia-Legenden, p. 3.7 πάσης γὰρ ὠφελείας καὶ κατανύξεως πεπλήρωται τὸ διήγημα, where it seems to have the unusual meaning of ";incitement,"; ";stimulus.";


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κατανυξεως κατανύξεως katanuxeos katanuxeōs katanyxeos katanyxeōs katanýxeos katanýxeōs
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