1969. epipléssó
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epipléssó: to strike at, to rebuke (with words)
Original Word: ἐπιπλήσσω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: epipléssó
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-place'-so)
Short Definition: I rebuke, chide, reprove
Definition: I rebuke, chide, reprove, strike at.

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1969 epiplḗssō (from 1909 /epí, "upon" intensifying 4141 /plḗssō, "hit") – properly, to strike in a vulnerable place; (figuratively) to strike someone with sharp, insensitive (brutal) words.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and pléssó
to strike at, to rebuke (with words)
NASB Translation
sharply rebuke (1).

STRONGS NT 1969: ἐπιπλήσσω

ἐπιπλήσσω: 1 aorist ἐπεπληξα;

a. properly, to strike upon, beat upon: Homer, Iliad 10, 500.

b. tropically, to chastise with words, to chide, upbraid, rebuke: 1 Timothy 5:1. (Homer, Iliad 12, 211; Xenophon, Plato, Polybius, others.)


From epi and plesso; to chastise, i.e. (with words) to upbraid -- rebuke.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK plesso

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