pugmé: the fistOriginal Word: πυγμή, ῆς, ἡPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from pux (the fist)Definition
the fistNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4435: πυγμήπυγμή
, from ΠΥΚΩ
, Latinpungo, pupugi
(pugnus; O. H. G. 'fust', English 'fist'; cf. Curtius
, § 384)), from Homer
down, the Sept.
; Isaiah 58:4
), the fist
: πυγμή νίπτεσθαι τάς χεῖρας
, to wash the hands with the fist, i. e. so that one hand is rubbed with the clenched fist of the other (R. V.
marginal reading (after Theoph., others) up to the elbow
; but cf. Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, 2:11), Mark 7:3
(where Tdf. πυκνά
, see πυκνός
). (Cf. James Morison's Commentary at the passage.)<1>
From a primary pux (the fist as a weapon); the clenched hand, i.e. (only in dative case as adverb) with the fist (hard scrubbing) -- oft.