4727. stenazó
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stenazó: to groan (within oneself)
Original Word: στενάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: stenazó
Phonetic Spelling: (sten-ad'-zo)
Short Definition: I groan
Definition: I groan, expressing grief, anger, or desire.

HELPS word-Studies

4727 stenázō (from 4728 /stenós, "compressed, constricted") – properly, to groan because of pressure of being exerted forward (like the forward pressure of childbirth); (figuratively) to feel pressure from what is coming on – which can be intensely pleasant or anguishing (depending on the context).

[This term "denotes feeling which is internal and unexpressed" (J. Mayor, Js., 162), i.e. to sigh, moan (groan) with frustration.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from stenó (to moan, sigh, groan)
to groan (within oneself)
NASB Translation
complain (1), deep sigh (1), grief (1), groan (3).

STRONGS NT 4727: στενάζω

στενάζω; 1 aorist ἐστέναξα; (στένω, akin is German stohnen (cf. stentorian; Vanicek, p. 1141; Fick Part i. 249)); to sigh, to gross: 2 Corinthians 5:2, 4,(cf. Winer's Grammar, 353 (331)); Hebrews 13:17; ἐν ἑαυτοῖς, within ourselves, i. e. in our souls, inwardly, Romans 8:23; to pray sighing, Mark 7:34; κατά τίνος, James 5:9 (here R. V. murmur). (The Sept.; Tragg., Demosthenes, Plutarch, others) [COMPARE: ἀναστενάζω, σὑν᾿στενάζω. SYNONYM: cf. κλαίω, at the end.]

groan, sigh deeply.

From stenos; to make (intransitively, be) in straits, i.e. (by implication) to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly -- with grief, groan, grudge, sigh.

see GREEK stenos

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