anaideia: shamelessnessOriginal Word: ἀναίδεια, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
shamelessness, shameless persistenceDefinition:
shamelessness, shameless persistence (e.g. in greed).
335 anaídeia (from 1 /A "without" and 127 /aidṓs, "shame") – properly, "shameless persistence" (Souter). 335 (anaídeia), used only in Lk 11:8, is literally "shamelessness" and relates to carrying out God's plan with "unembarassed boldness" – in the dignity of faith.
335 /anaídeia ("no shame, without embarrassment") is the shamelessness a faith-led believer has who is not be halted by human fears – even when others cry "overdone" (i.e. accuse them of being extreme or excessive).
Lk 11:8: "I tell you, if even he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his shamelessness (335 /anaídeia) he will get up and give him as much as he needs."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(as a neg. prefix) and aidósDefinition
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 335: ἀναίδειαἀναίδεια
(T WH ἀναιδία
; see I, i), (ας
, and this from ἡ αἰδώς
a sense of shame); from Homer
down; shamelessness, impudence
: Luke 11:8
(of an importunate man, persisting in his eritreaties; (A. V. importunity
From a compound of a (as a negative particle (compare aneu)) and aidos; impudence, i.e. (by implication) importunity -- importunity.
see GREEK a
see GREEK aneu
see GREEK aidos