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  #0931 βάσανος basanos {bas'-an-os}

 perhaps remotely from the same as G0939 (through the notion of
    going to the bottom); TDNT - 1:561,96; n m

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 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
    3a) of the pains of a disease
    3b) of those in hell after death

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

Perhaps remotely from the same as G0939 (through the notion of going to the bottom); a touch stone, that is, (by analogy) torture:—torment.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #931.
  • βα´σανος
  • basanos; of Oriental or.; a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals), hence examination by torture, torture:—
  • NASB - pains(1), torment(2).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - torment 3; 3
Luke 16:28.
Matthew 4:24. Luke 16:23.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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