1605. ekpléssó
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ekpléssó: to strike out, hence to strike with panic, to amaze
Original Word: ἐκπλήσσω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekpléssó
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-place'-so)
Short Definition: I am thunderstruck, astounded
Definition: I strike with panic or shock; I amaze, astonish.

HELPS word-Studies

1605 ekplḗssō (from 1537 /ek, "wholly out," intensifying 4141 /plḗssō, "to strike") – properly, "strike out of one's senses" (BAGD), i.e. with the outcome of being utterly amazed (dumbfounded) or left "at a loss" from witnessing the incredible (causing the viewer to gape in astonishment).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and pléssó
to strike out, hence to strike with panic, to amaze
NASB Translation
amazed (5), astonished (8).

STRONGS NT 1605: ἐκπλήσσω

ἐκπλήσσω, ἐκπλήττω: passive (present ἐκπλήσσομαι or ἐκπλήττομαι (so R G Matthew 13:54; Tr WH Acts 13:12)); imperfect ἐξεπλησσομην; 2 aorist ἐξεπλάγην; common in Greek from Homer down; properly, to strike out, expel by a blow, drive out or away; to cast off by a blow, to drive out; commonly, to strike one out of self-possession, to strike with panic, shock, astonish; passive to be struck with astonishment, astonished, amazed; absolutely: Matthew 13:54; Matthew 19:25; Mark 6:2; Mark 10:26; Luke 2:48; used of the glad amazement of the wondering people, Mark 7:37; ἐπί τῇ διδαχή, Matthew 7:28; Matthew 22:33; Mark 1:22; Mark 11:18; Luke 4:32; Acts 13:12; (ἐπί τῇ μεγαλειότητι, Luke 9:43), (ἐπί τῷ κάλλει, Xenophon, Cyril 1, 4, 27; ἐπί τῇ θεά, Aelian v. h. 12, 41; (Winer's Grammar, § 33, b.); by the Greeks also with simple dative and with accusative of the thing, as Wis. 13:4; 2 Macc. 7:12). (Synonym: see φοβέω, at the end.)

amaze, astonish.

From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment -- amaze, astonish.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK plesso

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