The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 931 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
basanoßperhaps remotely from the same as (939) (through the notion of going to the bottom)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
bas'-an-os Noun Masculine
  1. a touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
  2. the rack or instrument of torture by which one is forced to divulge the truth
  3. torture, torment, acute pains
    1. of the pains of a disease
    2. of those in hell after death
NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
pains 1, torment 2
NAS Verse Count

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Basanos". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.