agónia: a contest, great fearOriginal Word: ἀγωνία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-o-nee'-ah)
Short Definition: contest, agony
Definition: (properly the feeling of the athlete before a contest), great fear, terror, of death; anxiety, agony.
Cognate: 74 agōnía (a feminine noun; see also 73 /agṓn, the masculine noun) – the brand of struggle that emphasizes felt pressure, i.e. experienced in an intensely personal way (used only in Lk 22:44).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a contest, great fear
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 74: ἀγωνία
ἀγωνία, (ας, ἡ;
1. equivalent to ἀγών, which see.
2. It is often used, from Demosthenes (on the Crown, p. 236, 19 ἦν ὁ Φίλιππος ἐν φόβῳ καί πολλή ἀγωνία) down, of severe mental struggles and emotions, agony, anguish: Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passage); (2 Macc. 3:14, 16 2Macc. 15:19; Josephus, Antiquities 11, 8, 4 ὁ ἀρχιερεύς ἦν ἐν ἀγωνία καί δηι. (Cf. Field, Otium Norv. iii. on Luke, the passage cited.) From agon; a struggle (properly, the state), i.e. (figuratively) anguish -- agony. see GREEK agon
From agon; a struggle (properly, the state), i.e. (figuratively) anguish -- agony.
see GREEK agon