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Entry for Strong's #2660 - κατανύσσω

Word Origin
from (2596) and (3572)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to prick, pierce
  2. metaph. to pain the mind sharply, agitate it vehemently
    1. esp. of the emotion of sorrow
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1826 ‑ דָּמַם (daw‑mam');  3512 ‑ כָּאָה (kaw‑aw');  3665 ‑ כָּנַע (kaw‑nah');  5956 ‑ עָלַם (aw‑lam');  6087 ‑ עָצַב (aw‑tsab');  7290 ‑ רָדַם (raw‑dam');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS ( 0 )
Acts 1
Acts 1
V-2API-3P 1
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V-2API-3P 1
V-2API-3P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


stab, gouge, τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς τινος Phleg. 36.4J.: elsewh. in Pass., with fut. -νῠγήσομαι LXX Si. 20.21: aor. -ενύγην [] (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.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατανύσσω: 2 aorist passive κατενύγην (Buttmann, 63 (55)); to prick, pierce; metaphorically, to pain the mind sharply, agitate it vehemently: used especially of the emotion of sorrow; κατενύγησαν τῇ καρδία (τήν καρδίαν L T Tr WH), they were smitten in heart with poignant sorrow (A. V. literally, pricked), Acts 2:37 (κατανενυγμένον τῇ καρδία, Psalm 118:16 (); add, Genesis 34:7; Sir. 12:12 Sir. 14:1, etc.; of lust, Susanna 10; of violent pity, John Malalas, chronogr. 1, 18, Bonn. edition, p. 460). Cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 558ff

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -νύσσω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 34:7 (H6087 hith.), Leviticus 10:3, Psalms 4:4, Psa 29:12, al. (H1826), Da LXX TH Sus 1:10 (H7290 ni.), Sirach 12:12; Sirach 14:1, al.;]

1. to strike or prick violently.

2. to stun.

3. Of strong emotion, pass., to be smitten: τὴν καρδίαν , Acts 2:37 (see κατάνυξις ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

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.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
κατανένυγμαι κατανενυγμένη κατανενυγμένον κατανενυγμένος κατανύγητε κατανυγώ κατανυχθέντος καταξανώ καταξηρανεί καταξήρος κατενύγην κατενυγησαν κατενύγησαν κατενύχθη κατέξανεν κατεξήρανε katenugesan katenugēsan katenygesan katenygēsan katenýgesan katenýgēsan
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