seléniazomai: to be moonstruck, spec. be epileptic (supposedly influenced by the moon)Original Word: σεληνιάζομαιPart of Speech:
I am a lunaticDefinition:
I am a lunatic, am moonstruck, epileptic.
4583 selēniázomai (from 4582 /selḗnē, "moon") – properly, moon-struck, acting like a lunatic – literally, "someone controlled by the moon" rather than reason.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to be moonstruck, spec. be epileptic (supposedly influenced by the moon)NASB Translation
epileptics (1), lunatic (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4583: σεληνιάζομαισεληνιάζομαι
); (literally, to be moon-struck
); see Wetstein
on Matthew 4:24
; Suicer, Thesaurus ii. 945f; BB. DD.
, under the word ); to be epileptic (epilepsy being supposed to return and increase with the increase of the moon): Matthew 4:24; Matthew 17:15. (Manetho carm. 4, 81 and 217; (Lucian, others); ecclesiastical writings.)<1>
be a lunatic.
Middle voice or passive from a presumed derivative of selene; to be moon-struck, i.e. Crazy -- be a lunatic.
see GREEK selene