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Strong's #524 - ἀπαλγέω

from (G575) and algeo (to smart)
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  1. to cease to feel pain or grief
    1. to bear troubles with greater equanimity, cease to feel pain at
    2. to become callous, insensible to pain, apathetic
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (1)
Ephesians 1
NAS (2)
Ephesians 2
HCS (1)
Ephesians 1
BSB (1)
Ephesians 1
ESV (1)
Ephesians 1
WEB (1)
Ephesians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I put away sorrow for, τὰ ἴδια Th. 2.61; ἀ. τὸ πένθος Plu. Cleom. 22; τὸ πάθος Procop. Arc. 16.

II generally, to be despondent, ἀ. ταῖς ἐλπίσιν Plb. 9.40.4; πρὸς ἐλπίδα D.C. 48.37: abs., Plb. 1.35.5, Ephesians 4:19.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπαλγέω, ἀπάλγω: (perfect participle ἀπηλγηκως); to cease to feel pain or grief;

a. to bear troubles, with greater equanimity, cease to feel pain at: Thucydides 2, 61 etc.

b. to become callous, insensible to pain, apathetic: so those who have become insensible to truth and honor and shame are called ἀπηλγηκότες (A. V. past feeling) in Ephesians 4:19. (Polybius 1, 35, 5 ἀπηλγηκυιας ψυχάς dispirited and useless for war (cf. Polybius 16, 12, 7).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀπ -αλγέω , - ,

1. prop., to cease to feel pain for (Thuc., ii, 61).

2. In late Gk.

(a) to despair (Polyb., i, 35, 5);

(b) to become callous, reckless (Polyb., xvi, 12, 7; MM, VGT, s.v.): Ephesians 4:19.†

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

To Grimm-Thayer’s reff. for this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Ephesians 4:19 ἀπηλγηκότες, but ἀπηλπικότες DG etc.) in its Hellenistic sense of ";to despair"; or ";become callous,"; add Dion Cass. xlviii. 37 . πρὸς τὴν ἐλπίδα.


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
απαλείφεται απαλείψαι απαλείψω απηλγηκοτες απηλγηκότες ἀπηλγηκότες απήλειψα apelgekotes apelgekótes apēlgēkotes apēlgēkótes
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