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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2660 - κατανύσσω
- to prick, pierce
- metaph. to pain the mind sharply, agitate it vehemently
- esp. of the emotion of sorrow
stab, gouge, τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς τινος Phleg. 36.4J.: — elsewh. in Pass., with fut. -νῠγήσομαι LXX Si. 20.21: aor. -ενύγην [ῠ] (v. infr.); to be sorely pricked, metaph., κατενύγησαν τὴν καρδίαν Acts 2:37, cf. LXX Genesis 34:7 : hence, to be bewildered, stunned, κάθισον -νενυγμένη LXX Isaiah 47:5, cf. Psalms 4:5, al.; keep silence, ib. Leviticus 10:3.
† κατα -νύσσω ,
1. to strike or prick violently.
2. to stun.
3. Of strong emotion, pass., to be smitten: τὴν καρδίαν , Acts 2:37 (see κατάνυξις ).†
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An interesting illustration of the use of this verb in Acts 2:37 is afforded by Pelagia-Legenden, p. 7.16 καὶ οὕτως κατενύγη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἐπὶ τοῖς λόγοις οἷς ἐλάλει τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον δι᾽ αὐτοῦ, ὥστε ὅλον τὸ ἔδαφος τῆς ἐκκλησίας καταρρανθῆναι ὑπὸ τῶν δακρύων τοῦ λαοῦ. MGr κατανύσσομαι, ";I am seized with compunction,"; ";I become contrite.";
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