1422. duskolos
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duskolos: difficult
Original Word: δύσκολος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: duskolos
Phonetic Spelling: (doo'-kol-os)
Short Definition: difficult
Definition: difficult, hard; of persons: hard to please.

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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.

STRONGS NT 1422: δύσκολος

δύσκολος, δύσκολόν (κόλον, food);

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 γεωργία δύσκολος ἐστι μαθεῖν): πῶς δύσκολόν ἐστι, followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Mark 10:24.


From dus- and kolon (food); properly, fastidious about eating (peevish), i.e. (genitive case) impracticable -- hard.

see GREEK dus-

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