nēsteia: fasting, a fastOriginal Word: νηστείαTransliteration:
(nace-ti'-ah)Part of Speech:
Noun, FeminineShort Definition:
fasting, a fastMeaning:
fasting, a fast
From nesteuo; abstinence (from lack of food, or voluntary and religious); specially, the fast of the Day of Atonement -- fast(-ing).
see GREEK nesteuo
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3521: νηστείανηστεία
, which see), a fasting, fast,
i. e. abstinence from food, and a. voluntary,
as a religious exercise: of private fasting, Matthew 17:21
brackets the verse); Mark 9:29
marginal reading brackets); Luke 2:37
; Acts 14:23
; 1 Corinthians 7:5 Rec.
of the public fast prescribed by the Mosaic Law (Leviticus 16:29
ff; 23:27ff (BB. DD.
under the word , and for references to Strabo, Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, see Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, 1)) and kept yearly on the great day of atonement, the tenth of the month Tisri: Acts 27:9 (the month Tisri comprises a part of our September and October (cf. B. D. under the word (at end)); the fast, accordingly, occurred in the autumn, ἡ χειμέριος ὥρα, when navigation was usually dangerous on account of storms, as was the case with the voyage referred to).
b. a fasting to which one is driven by want: 2 Corinthians 6:5; 2 Corinthians 11:27; (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, Aelian, Athen., others; the Sept. for צום).<1>