2659. katanuxis
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katanuxis: stupefaction
Original Word: κατάνυξις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: katanuxis
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-an'-oox-is)
Short Definition: deep sleep, stupor
Definition: deep sleep, torpor, insensibility, stupor.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 2659 katányksis – properly, a violent strike (prick); (figuratively) the bewilderment which comes after being struck, like falling into a mental stupor (used only in Ro 11:8).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from katanussó
NASB Translation
stupor (1).

STRONGS NT 2659: κατάνυξις

κατάνυξις, κατανύξεως, (κατανύσσω, which see);

1. a pricking, piercing (Vulg.compunctio).

2. severe sorrow, extreme grief.

3. insensibility or torpor of mind, such as extreme grief easily produces; hence, πνεῦμα κατανύξεως, a spirit of stupor, which renders their souls torpid, i. e. so insensible that they are not affected at all by the offer made them of salvation through the Messiah, Romans 11:8 from Isaiah 29:10 the Sept. (where the Hebrew תַּרְדֵּמָה רוּחַ, a spirit of deep sleep, is somewhat loosely so rendered; οἶνος κατανύξεως for תַּרְעֵלָה יַיִן, wine which produces dizziness, reeling, German Taumelwein, Psalm 59:5 ()). Not found in secular authors. Cf. Fritzsche's full discussion of the word in his Commentary on Romans, vol. ii., p. 558ff; (cf. Winers Grammar, 94 (90); Lightfoot 'Fresh Revision' etc., p. 139 note).


From katanusso; a prickling (sensation, as of the limbs asleep), i.e. (by implication, (perhaps by some confusion with neuo or even with nux)) stupor (lethargy) -- slumber.

see GREEK katanusso

see GREEK neuo

see GREEK nux

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