ekluó: to loose, release, to grow wearyOriginal Word: ἐκλύωPart of Speech:
I am unstrung, become weak, failDefinition:
I loose, release, unloose (as a bow-string), relax, enfeeble; pass: I am faint, grow weary.
1590 eklýō (from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 3089 /lýō, "loose, let go") – properly, let completely out as to (entirely) succumb, i.e. with the outcome of losing inner strength; hence, to become weary (exhausted), to the point of fainting.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to loose, release, to grow wearyNASB Translation
faint (3), grow weary (1), lose (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1590: ἐκλύωἐκλύω
: (passive, present ἐκλύομαι
); perfect participle ἐκλελυμένος
; 1 aorist ἐξελυθην
; 1 future ἐκλυθήσομαι
; often in Greek writings from (Homer
1. to loose, unloose (cf. German auslösen), to set free: τινα τίνος and ἐκ τίνος.
2. to dissolve; metaphorically, to weaken, relax, exhaust (the Sept. Joshua 10:6; Jeremiah 45:4<10> (); Aristotle, h. an. 9, 1 at the end (p. 610a, 27); Josephus, Antiquities 8, 11, 3; 13, 8, 1). Commonly in the passive a. "to have one's strength relaxed, to be enfeebled through exhaustion, to grow weak, grow weary, be tired out" (often so in Greek writings): of the body, Matthew 9:36 Rec.; ; Mark 8:3; thus for עָיֵף, 1 Samuel 14:28; 2 Samuel 17:29; for רָפָה, 2 Samuel 4:1 etc.; of the mind, Galatians 6:9 (μή ἐκλυόμενοι if we faint not, namely, in well-doing). Cf. Grimm on 1 Macc. 3:17.
b. to despond, become faint-hearted: Hebrews 12:5 (Deuteronomy 20:3; Proverbs 3:11); with ταῖς ψυχαῖς added, Hebrews 12:3; τοῖς σωμασι, ταῖς ψυχαῖς, Polybius 20, 4, 7; τῇ ψυχή, 29, 6, 14; 40, 12, 7; cf. Grimm on 1 Macc. 9:8; 2 Macc. 3:24.<1> 10>
From ek and luo; to relax (literally or figuratively) -- faint.
see GREEK ek
see GREEK luo