Word Summary
nēsteuō: to fast
Original Word: νηστεύω
Transliteration: nēsteuō
Phonetic Spelling: (nace-tyoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to fast
Meaning: to fast
Strong's Concordance
to fast.

From nestis; to abstain from food (religiously) -- fast.

see GREEK nestis

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3522: νηστεύω

νηστεύω; future νηστεύσω; 1 aorist (infinitive νηστεῦσαι (Luke 5:34 T WH Tr text)), participle νηστεύσας; (from νῆστις, which see); to fast (Vulg. and ecclesiastical writingsjejano), i. e. to abstain as a religious exercise from food and drink: either entirely, if the fast lasted but a single day, Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 9:14; Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33,(); ; Acts 10:30 R G; Acts 13:2,(); or from customary and choice nourishment, if it continued several days, Matthew 4:2, cf. Matthew 11:18; νηστευει συνεχῶς καί ἄρτον ἐσθίει μόνον μετά ἁλατος καί τό πότον αὐτοῦ ὕδωρ, Acta Thom. § 20. (Aristophanes, Plutarch, mor., p. 626f; Aelian v. h. 5, 20; (Josephus, contra Apion 1, 34, 5 (where see Müller)); the Sept. for צוּן.)