basanismos: tortureOriginal Word: βασανισμός, οῦ, ὁPart of Speech:
Cognate: 929 basanismóstorment (vexation) – tortuous; subjective agony that corresponds to an objective basis – i.e. as the "torment-rack" proves (reveals) the real "state of affairs" (cf. TDNT 1:561f). See 928 (basanizō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 929: βασανισμόςβασανισμός
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1. a testing by the touchstone or by torture.
2. torment, torture;
a. the act of tormenting: Revelation 9:5.
b. the state or condition of those tormented: Revelation 18:7, 10, 15; ὁ καπνός τοῦ βασανισμοῦ αὐτῶν the smoke of the fire by which they are tormented, Revelation 14:11. (4 Macc. 9:6; 11:2; (others); bad wine is called βασανισμός by Alexis in Athen. 1, 56, p. 30 f.)<1>