2726. katépheia
Strong's Concordance
katépheia: dejection
Original Word: κατήφεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: katépheia
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ay'-fi-ah)
Short Definition: a downcast countenance, gloom, dejection
Definition: a downcast countenance as a sign of sorrow, gloominess, gloom, dejection.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from katéphés (with eyes downcast)
Definition
dejection
NASB Translation
gloom (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2726: κατήφεια

κατήφεια, κατηφειας, (from κατηφής, of a downcast look; and this from κατά, and τά φαη the eyes; Etym. Magn. (496, 53) κατήφεια. ἀπό τοῦ κάτω τά φαη βάλλειν τούς ὀνειδιζομενους λυπουμενους; because, as Plutarch,de dysopia (others,de vitioso pudore (528 e.))

c. 1 says, it is λύπη κάτω βλέπειν ποιοῦσα), properly, a downcast look expressive of sorrow; hence, shame, dejection, gloom (A. V. heaviness"): James 4:9. (Homer, Iliad 3, 51; 16, 498 etc.; Thucydides 7, 75; Josephus, Antiquities 13, 16, 1; Plutarch, Cor. 20; (Pelop. 33, 3, and often; Dionysius Halicarnassus, Char., etc.); often in Philo.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
gloominess, dejection

From a compound of kata and perhaps a derivative of the base of phaino (meaning downcast in look); demureness, i.e. (by implication) sadness -- heaviness.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK phaino

Forms and Transliterations
κατηφειαν κατήφειαν katepheian katēpheian katḗpheian
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Strong's Greek 2726
1 Occurrence


κατήφειαν — 1 Occ.

James 4:9 N-AFS
GRK: χαρὰ εἰς κατήφειαν
NAS: into mourning and your joy to gloom.
KJV: [your] joy to heaviness.
INT: joy to gloom

1 Occurrence

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