katanarkaó: to grow numbOriginal Word: καταναρκάωPart of Speech:
I burden, encumberDefinition:
(properly a medical term: I stupefy, hence) I burden, encumber.
2655 katanarkáō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," intensifying the root narkaō, "make numb, stupefy") – properly, to numb from up to down (used as an ancient medical term meaning "stupefy," literally, "make numb, paralyze"); (figuratively) to burden, like a person viewed as a taxing handicap who slows (weighs) others down.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and narkaó (to grow numb)Definition
to grow numbNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2655: καταναρκάωκαταναρκάω
: future καταναρκήσω
; 1 aorist κατενάρκησα
to become numb, torpid; in the Sept.
translation to affect with numbness, make torpid, Genesis 32:25, 32
; Job 33:19
; from νάρκη
torpor); properly, to cause to grow numb or torpid
; intransitive, to be to torpid, inactive,
to the detriment of one; to weigh heavily upon, be burdensome to
(the genitive of person), 2 Corinthians 11:9
(); f (Hesychius κατενάρκησα. κατεβάρησα (others, ἐβαρυνα)); Jerome, ad Algas. 10 ((iv. 204, Benedict. edition)), discovers a Cilicism in this use of the word (cf. Winers Grammar, 27). Among secular authors used by Hippocrates alone, and in a passive sense, to be quite numb or stiff.<1>
From kata and narkao (to be numb); to grow utterly torpid, i.e. (by implication) slothful (figuratively, expensive) -- be burdensome (chargeable).
see GREEK kata