Word Summary
kentron: a sharp point
Original Word: κέντρον
Transliteration: kentron
Phonetic Spelling: (ken'-tron)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a sharp point
Meaning: a sharp point
Strong's Concordance
prick, sting.

From kenteo (to prick); a point ("centre"), i.e. A sting (figuratively, poison) or goad (figuratively, divine impulse) -- prick, sting.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2759: κέντρον

κέντρον, κέντρου, τό (κεντέω to prick);

1. a sting, as that of bees (4 Macc. 14:19), scorpions, locusts, Revelation 9:10. Since animals wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55 (after Hosea 13:14, the Sept.) attributes to death, personified, a κέντρον, i. e. a deadly weapon, and that κέντρον is said to be ἁμαρτία (56), because sin is death's cause and punishment (?) (Romans 5:12).

2. as in the Greek writings an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden; hence, the proverb πρός κέντρα λακτίζειν, to kick against the goad, i. e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance: Acts 9:5 Rec.; ; cf. Pindar Pythagoras 2, 173; Aeschylus (Ag. 1624, cf.) Prom. 323; Euripides, Bacch. 795; Terent. Phorm. 1, 2, 28; Ammian. 18, 5.