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prik: As a noun (= any slender pointed thing, a thorn, a sting) it translates two words:

(1) sekh, a "thorn" or "prickle." Only in Numbers 33:55, "those that ye let remain of them be as pricks in your eyes," i.e. "shall be a source of painful trouble to you."

(2) kentron "an iron goad" for urging on oxen and other beasts of burden: "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks" (the King James Version of Acts 9:5, where the Revised Version (British and American) omits the whole phrase, following the best manuscripts, including Codices Sinaiticus, A, B, C, E; the King James Version of Acts 26:14, where the Revised Version (British and American) has "goad," margin "Greek: `goads' "), i.e. to offer vain and perilous resistance. See GOAD. As a verb (= "to pierce with something sharply pointed," "to sting"), it occurs once in its literal sense: "a pricking brier" (Ezekiel 28:24); and twice in a figurative sense: "I was pricked in my heart" (Psalm 73:21); "They were pricked in their heart" (Acts 2:37, katanusso, Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) compungo; compare English word "compunction").

D. Miall Edwards

2660. katanusso -- to prick violently
... to prick violently. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katanusso Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-an-oos'-so) Short Definition: I am pierced, stung Definition: met: I ...
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1574. ekkenteo -- to prick out, to pierce
... to prick out, to pierce. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekkenteo Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-ken-teh'-o) Short Definition: I pierce through, transfix ...
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2759. kentron -- a sharp point
... Word Origin from kenteo (to prick) Definition a sharp point NASB Word Usage
goads (1), sting (2), stings (1). prick, sting. From ...
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3572. nusso -- to pierce
... to pierce. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: nusso Phonetic Spelling:
(noos'-so) Short Definition: I prick, pierce, stab Definition: I prick, pierce. ...
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1461. egkentrizo -- to take pride in, glory in
... 1461 (from 1722 , "in" and , "to prick, puncture") -- properly, to (insert)
by making a puncture to graft a living shoot (). In ...
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4742b. stigma -- a tattoo mark or brand
... Word Origin from stizo (to prick) Definition a tattoo mark or brand NASB Word Usage
brand-marks (1). 4742a, 4742b. stigma. 4743 . Strong's Numbers.
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1461b. egkentrizo -- to ingraft, graft in
... Word Origin from en and kentrizo (to prick, goad) Definition to ingraft, graft in
NASB Word Usage graft (1), grafted (5). 1461a, 1461b. egkentrizo. 1462 . ...
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2659. katanuxis -- stupefaction
... Cognate: 2659 -- properly, a violent strike (prick); (figuratively) the which comes
after being struck, like falling into a mental (used only in Ro 11:8). ...
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4742. stigma -- a bed of leaves or rushes
... mark, brand From a primary stizo (to "stick", ie Prick); a mark incised or punched
(for recognition of ownership), ie (figuratively) scar of service -- mark. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3992. maar -- to prick, to pain
... 3991, 3992. maar. 3993 . to prick, to pain. Transliteration: maar Phonetic
Spelling: (maw-ar') Short Definition: malignancy. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6796. tsanin -- a thorn, prick
... 6795, 6796. tsanin. 6797 . a thorn, prick. Transliteration: tsanin Phonetic
Spelling: (tsaw-neen') Short Definition: thorns. Word ...
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7899. sek -- a thorn
... prick. From cakak in the sense of suwk; a brier (as of a hedge) -- prick. see HEBREW
cakak. see HEBREW suwk. 7898, 7899. sek. 7900 . Strong's Numbers.
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8150. shanan -- to whet, sharpen
... prick, sharpen, teach diligently, whet. A primitive root; to point (transitive
or intransitive); intensively, to pierce; figuratively ...
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5572. seneh -- perhaps blackberry bush
... Word Usage bush (6). bush. From an unused root meaning to prick; a bramble --
bush. 5571, 5572. seneh. 5573 . Strong's Numbers.
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7053. qilleshon -- perhaps fine point
... forks* (1). fork. From an unused root meaning to prick; a prong, ie Hay-fork --
fork. 7052, 7053. qilleshon. 7054 . Strong's Numbers.
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5285. naatsuts -- a thorn bush
... thorn. From an unused root meaning to prick; probably a brier; by implication, a
thicket of thorny bushes -- thorn. 5284, 5285. naatsuts. 5286 . ...
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6790. Tsin -- a desert area which included Kadesh-barnea
... Zin. From an unused root meaning to prick; a crag; Tsin, a part of the Desert --
Zin. 6789, 6790. Tsin. 6791 . Strong's Numbers.
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3554. kavah -- to burn, scorch, brand
... burn. A primitive root; properly, to prick or penetrate; hence, to blister (as smarting
or eating into) -- burn. 3553, 3554. kavah. 3555 . Strong's Numbers
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5570. Senaah -- a family of returning exiles
... Senaah, Hassenaah with the article. From an unused root meaning to prick; thorny;
Senaah, a place in Palestine -- Senaah, Hassenaah (with the article). ...
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If, Then, You Really Intend to do an Act of Repentance for those ...
... namely, in which, in recounting the various teachers whom he hired, as he says,
from the Jewish synagogue, he says, in order to give me a sharp prick, "I have ...
/.../11 if then you really.htm

Editor's Preface
... True, his name was known as the author of a long Northern poem called the Prick
of Conscience, but it has lately been proved that, whatever else he may have ...
// fire of love/editors preface.htm

A Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of ...
... have this house within enriched be; Fig-leaves nor rags, must here keep out no cold,
This builder covers all with cloth of gold, Of needle-work prick'd more ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/a discourse of the building.htm

The Stony Heart Removed
... feel. What razor-edged sentence can cut your hearts? What needle-warning
can prick your consciences? Alas, all means are unavailing! ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/the stony heart removed.htm

... which is "never got by study but all only by grace"; but also the happiness of those
whose "sharp dart of longing love" has not "failed of the prick, the which ...
// cloud of unknowing/introduction.htm

The Three Tribunals
... We are apt to be rounded by being rubbed against each other, like the stones on
the beach, till there is not a sharp corner or a point that can prick anywhere. ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/the three tribunals.htm

Ahab and Elijah
... they have done a wrong thing, go on very quietly, with no knowledge of those agonies
that I have been speaking about, with scarcely ever a prick of conscience ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/ahab and elijah.htm

Pricked in their Heart
... May this prick you in the heart, and may you cease from this base ingratitude! ...
Does not your past neglect prick you in the heart? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 35 1889/pricked in their heart.htm

Christ's Remonstrances
... under the yoke. If the ox had readily yielded to the gentle prick, given,
not in anger, but for guidance, it had been well. But if ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/christs remonstrances.htm

If, Therefore, it is Evident that from the Beginning this Kind of ...
... At present (it is important), for we are getting severely stung concerning the will
of God, and the scorpion repeats the prick, denying the existence of this ...
/.../scorpiace antidote for the scorpions sting/chapter iv if therefore it.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.

2. (n.) The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.

3. (n.) A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.

4. (n.) A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.

5. (n.) The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin.

6. (n.) A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.

7. (n.) A mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid.

8. (n.) The footprint of a hare.

9. (n.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.

10. (n.) To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper.

11. (n.) To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.

12. (n.) To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off.

13. (n.) To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.

14. (n.) To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off.

15. (n.) To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.

16. (n.) To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; -- said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; -- hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.

17. (n.) To render acid or pungent.

18. (n.) To dress; to prink; -- usually with up.

19. (n.) To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.

20. (n.) To trace on a chart, as a ship's course.

21. (n.) To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness.

22. (n.) To nick.

23. (v. i.) To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.

24. (v. i.) To spur onward; to ride on horseback.

25. (v. i.) To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.

26. (v. i.) To aim at a point or mark.

Prick (2 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) The footprint of a hare. 9. (n.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun
yarn; a prick of tobacco. 10. (n.) To pierce slightly ...
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Goad (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything
pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate. Int. ...
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Thorn (30 Occurrences)
... So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine. 5. (vt) To prick,
as with a thorn. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. THORN IN THE FLESH. ...
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Pricking (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prick. ... 6. (n.) The mark or trace left by a hare's foot;
a prick; also, the act of tracing a hare by its footmarks. ...
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Qualm (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea. 4. (n.) A prick or scruple of
conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Prices (3 Occurrences)

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Pick (37 Occurrences)
... 2. (v.) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed;
to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin. ...
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Point (106 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a
prick. 6. (n.) An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. ...
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Pricked (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Prick. Multi-Version Concordance
Pricked (2 Occurrences). Acts 2:37 Now when they heard ...
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... The Hebrew word is niqquddim, from naqadh, "to prick" or "mark"; most probably
cakes with holes pricked in them like our biscuits. ...
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Bible Concordance
Prick (2 Occurrences)

Psalms 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Ezekiel 28:24 There shall be no more a pricking brier to the house of Israel, nor a hurting thorn of any that are around them, that did despite to them; and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.



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