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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2659 - κατάνυξις
- a pricking, piercing
- severe sorrow, extreme grief
- insensibility or torpor of mind, such as extreme grief easily produces
- 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
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.
† κατά -νυξις , -εως , ἡ
(< κατανύσσω , q.v.),
1. a pricking.
2. (Perhaps through resembl. of κατανύσσω to -νυστάζω ), torpor of mind, stupefaction: Romans 11:8 (LXX) (v. ICC, in l; Field, Notes, 157).†
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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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