3523. néstis
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néstis: not eating
Original Word: νῆστις, ιος, ὁ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: néstis
Phonetic Spelling: (nace'-tis)
Short Definition: fasting, without food
Definition: fasting, not eating.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from né- (implying negation) and the same as esthió
not eating
NASB Translation
hungry (2).

STRONGS NT 3523: νῆστις

νῆστις, accusative plural νήστεις and (so Tdf. (cf. Proleg., p. 1183) νῆστις (see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 326; Fritzsche, Commentary on Mark, p. 796f; cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 157b); Buttmann, 26 (23)), , (from νή and ἐσθίω, see νήπιος), fasting, not having eaten: Matthew 15:32; Mark 8:3. (Homer, Aeschylus, Hippocrates (), Aristophanes, others.)


From the inseparable negative particle ne- (not) and esthio; not eating, i.e. Abstinent from food (religiously) -- fasting.

see GREEK esthio

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