929. basanismos
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basanismos: torture
Original Word: βασανισμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: basanismos
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-an-is-mos')
Short Definition: torture, torment
Definition: torture, torment.

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Cognate: 929 basanismóstorment (vexation) – tortuous; subjective agony that corresponds to an objective basis – i.e. as the "torment-rack" proves (reveals) the real "state of affairs" (cf. TDNT 1:561f). See 928 (basanizō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from basanizó
NASB Translation
torment (6).

STRONGS NT 929: βασανισμός

βασανισμός, βασανισμοῦ, (βασανίζω, which see);

1. a testing by the touchstone or by torture.

2. torment, torture;

a. the act of tormenting: Revelation 9:5.

b. the state or condition of those tormented: Revelation 18:7, 10, 15; καπνός τοῦ βασανισμοῦ αὐτῶν the smoke of the fire by which they are tormented, Revelation 14:11. (4 Macc. 9:6; 11:2; (others); bad wine is called βασανισμός by Alexis in Athen. 1, 56, p. 30 f.)


From basanizo; torture -- torment.

see GREEK basanizo

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