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Strong's #3572 - νύσσω

apparently a primary word
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  1. pierce
  2. to pierce through, transfix
    1. often of severe or even deadly wounds given one
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Att. νύττω, Pass., pf. νένυγμαι Gal. 10.221: aor. 1 ἐνύχθην D.L. 2.109, Gal. 10.390: aor. 2 ἐνύγην [], 3 sg. opt. νυγείη ib.401; part. νῠγείς Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.233, Gal. 13.565, App.Anth. 3.129.6 (D.L.):


1. touch with a sharp point, prick, stab, pierce, ἔγχεϊ νύξε Il. 5.579; χείρεσσι.. ἀσπίδα νύσσων 16.704; χθόνα.. ἵπποι νύσσοντες χηλῇσι dinting the earth with their hoofs, Hes. Sc. 62; ἀγκῶνι νύξας having nudged him with the elbow, Od. 14.485, cf. Theoc. 21.50, Plu. 2.79e, etc.; γνωμιδίῳ γνώμην ν. prick it (and see what is in it), Ar. Nu. 321; γέονταν. 'beard the lion in his den', Diogenian. 1.52.

2. metaph., sting, Phld. Lib. p.64O.; νύξας ὁ λόγος Luc. Herm. 71, cf. Porph. Abst. 1.49.


1. impinge upon, esp. of sense-impressions, Plot. 4.5.1, 6.6.12: Pass., Chrysipp. l. c., Alex.Aphr. de An. 130.15.

2. Pass., of the νεῦρα, suffer lesion (νύγμα 1.2), Gal.ll.cc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

νύσσω (νύττω): 1 aorist ἔνυξα; to strike (?), pierce; to pierce through, transfix; often in Homer of severe or even deadly wounds given one; as, τόν μέν ἔγχει νυξ' ... στυγερός δ' ἄρα μίν σκότος ἑιλε, Iliad 5, 45. 47; φθάσας αὐτόν ἐκεῖνος νυττει κάτωθεν ὑπό τόν βουβωνα δόρατι καί παραχρῆμα διεργάζεται, Josephus, b. j. 3, 7, 35; so τήν πλευράν λόγχη, John 19:34, cf. John 20:25, 27. On the further use of the word cf. Fritzsche, Romans, ii., p. 559. (Compare: κατανύσσω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** νύσσω

(Att.. -ττω ),

[in LXX: Sirach 22:19, 3 Maccabees 5:14 *;]

to pierce: τ . πλευρὰν λόγχῃ , John 19:34, [Matthew 27:40], WH.†

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

";admittedly,"; as in 1 Timothy 3:16, is seen in P Par 15.66 (B.C. 120) ὁμολογουμένως δ᾽ ἐπὶ συκοφαντείᾳ καὶ σεισμῷ ἐπαγειοχό [τος. . .] ἔγκλημα, and P Tor I. 1v. 32 (B.C. 117) ὥστε ὁμολογουμένως ἑαυτοῦ καταμαρτυροῦντα συμφανὲς καθεστηκέναι, ";ita ut, vel ipso contra se testimonium dicente, apertissime liqueat"; (Ed.). The word is also found as a v.l. in Aristeas 24, and see Crönert Mem. Herc. p. 241.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ένυξε ενυξεν ἔνυξεν νυσταγμάτων νυσταγμόν enuxen enyxen ényxen
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