Word Summary
pikrainō: to make bitter
Original Word: πικραίνω
Transliteration: pikrainō
Phonetic Spelling: (pik-rah'-ee-no)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make bitter
Meaning: to make bitter
Strong's Concordance

From pikros; to embitter (literally or figuratively) -- be (make) bitter.

see GREEK pikros

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4087: πικραίνω

πικραίνω: future πικράνω; passive, present πικραίνομαι; 1 aorist ἐπικρανθην; (πικρός, which see);

1. properly, to make bitter: τά ὕδατα, passive, Revelation 8:11; τήν κοιλίαν, to produce a bitter taste in the stomach (Vulg.amarico), Revelation 10:9f.

2. tropically, to embitter, exasperate, i. e. render angry, indignant; passive, to be embittered, irritated (Plato, Demosthenes, others): πρός τινα, Colossians 3:19 (Athen. 6, p. 242 c.; ἐπί τινα, Exodus 16:20; Jeremiah 44:15 (); 1 Esdr. 4:31; (ἐν τίνι, Ruth 1:20)); contextually equivalent to to visit with bitterness, to grieve (deal bitterly with), Job 27:2; Macc. 3:7. (Compare: παραπικραίνω.)