duskolos: difficultOriginal Word: δύσκολος, ονPart of Speech:
difficult, hard; of persons: hard to please.
1422 dýskolos (an adjective, derived from 1418 /dys-, "difficult" and kolon, "food") – properly, difficult (problematic) to digest; (figuratively) disagreeable, like when food "doesn't go down well." It is used only in Mk 10:24.
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1422: δύσκολοςδύσκολος
1. properly, hard to find agreeable food for, fastidious about food.
2. difficult to please, always finding fault; (Euripides, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, others).
3. universally, difficult (Xenophon, oec. 15, 10 ἡ γεωργία δύσκολος ἐστι μαθεῖν): πῶς δύσκολόν ἐστι, followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Mark 10:24.<1>
From dus- and kolon (food); properly, fastidious about eating (peevish), i.e. (genitive case) impracticable -- hard.
see GREEK dus-