926. barus
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barus: heavy
Original Word: βαρύς, εῖα, ύ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: barus
Phonetic Spelling: (bar-ooce')
Short Definition: heavy, weighty, burdensome
Definition: heavy, weighty, burdensome, lit. and met; violent, oppressive.

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Cognate: 926 barýs – (an adjective, also used substantively) – properly, heavy (weighty); (figuratively) what is grievous (burdensome), pressing down on a person with oppressive force. Such a grievous burden makes a person unable to function (enjoy free movement). See 922 (baros).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
burdensome (1), heavy (1), savage (1), serious (1), weightier provisions (1), weighty (1).

STRONGS NT 926: βαρύς

βαρύς, βαρεῖα, βαρύ, heavy;

1. properly, i. e. heavy in weight: φορτίον, Matthew 23:4 (in 11:30 we have the opposite, ἐλαφρόν).

2. metaphorically,

a. burdensome: ἐντολή, the keeping of which is grievous, 1 John 5:3.

b. severe, stern: ἐπιστολή, 2 Corinthians 10:10 (others, imposing, impressive, cf. Wetstein at the passage).

c. weighty, i. e. of great moment: τά βαρύτερα τοῦ νόμου the weightier precepts of the law, Matthew 23:23; αἰτιάματα (better αἰτιώματα (which see)), Acts 25:7.

d. violent, cruel, unsparing (A. V. grievous): λύκοι, Acts 20:29 (so also Homer, Iliad 1:89; Xenophon, Ages. 11, 12).

grievous, heavy, burdensome

From the same as baros; weighty, i.e. (fig) burdensome, grave -- grievous, heavy, weightier.

see GREEK baros

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