2660. katanussó
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katanussó: to prick violently
Original Word: κατανύσσομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katanussó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-an-oos'-so)
Short Definition: I am pierced, stung
Definition: met: I am pierced, stung, smitten.

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2660 katanýssō (from 2596 /katá, "down" and 3572 /nýssō, "pierce") – properly, pierce all the way down, i.e. deeply (thoroughly) pained; "emotionally pierced through"; psychologically pricked, emotionally stunned (Abbott-Smith). It is used only in Ac 2:37.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and nussó
to prick violently
NASB Translation
pierced (1).

STRONGS NT 2660: κατανύσσω

κατανύσσω: 2 aorist passive κατενύγην (Buttmann, 63 (55)); to prick, pierce; metaphorically, to pain the mind sharply, agitate it vehemently: used especially of the emotion of sorrow; κατενύγησαν τῇ καρδία (τήν καρδίαν L T Tr WH), they were smitten in heart with poignant sorrow (A. V. literally, pricked), Acts 2:37 (κατανενυγμένον τῇ καρδία, Psalm 118:16 (); add, Genesis 34:7; Sir. 12:12 Sir. 14:1, etc.; of lust, Susanna 10; of violent pity, John Malalas, chronogr. 1, 18, Bonn. edition, p. 460). Cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 558ff


From kata and nusso; to pierce thoroughly, i.e. (figuratively) to agitate violently ("sting to the quick") -- prick.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK nusso

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