1590. ekluó
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ekluó: to loose, release, to grow weary
Original Word: ἐκλύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekluó
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-loo'-o)
Short Definition: I am unstrung, become weak, fail
Definition: I loose, release, unloose (as a bow-string), relax, enfeeble; pass: I am faint, grow weary.

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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 Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and luó
to loose, release, to grow weary
NASB Translation
faint (3), grow weary (1), lose (1).

STRONGS NT 1590: ἐκλύω

ἐκλύω: (passive, present ἐκλύομαι); perfect participle ἐκλελυμένος; 1 aorist ἐξελυθην; 1 future ἐκλυθήσομαι; often in Greek writings from (Homer), Aeschylus down;

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 (); 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.


From ek and luo; to relax (literally or figuratively) -- faint.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK luo

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