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Strong's #776 - ἀσιτία

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  1. abstinence from food (whether voluntary or enforced)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσῑτ-ία, Ion. -ιη, ἡ,

I want of food, Hdt. 3.52, E. Supp. 1105 (both pl.).


1.abstinence from food, Hp. Acut. 34, Arist. EN 1180b9.

2. want of appetite, Hp. Aph. 7.6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀσιτία, ἀσιτίας, (ἄσιτος which see), abstinence from food (whether voluntary or enforced): πολλή long, Acts 27:21. (Herodotus 3, 52; Euripides, Suppl. 1105; (Aristotle, probl. 10, 35; cth. Nic. 10, p. 1180{b}, 9); Josephus, Antiquities 12, 7; others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀσιτία , -ας , ,

(< ἄσιτος ),

fasting, abstinence from food: Acts 27:21.†

SYN.: νηστεία G3521 (MM, ut infr.).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

We can only add to the literary record the late P Ryl I. 10.6 (cf. .12), a hagiographical fragment of vi/A.D., containing a discourse by a saint condemned to death by starvation—δι᾽ ο ̣]ν τὴν ἀσιτίαν κατεκρίθην . See next article.



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ασιτιας ασιτίας ἀσιτίας asitias asitías