Word Summary
agōnia: a contest, great fear
Original Word: ἀγωνία
Transliteration: agōnia
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-o-nee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a contest, great fear
Meaning: a contest, great fear
Strong's Concordance

From agon; a struggle (properly, the state), i.e. (figuratively) anguish -- agony.

see GREEK agon

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 74: ἀγωνία

ἀγωνία, (ας, ;

1. equivalent to ἀγών, which see.

2. It is often used, from Demosthenes (on the Crown, p. 236, 19 ἦν Φίλιππος ἐν φόβῳ καί πολλή ἀγωνία) down, of severe mental struggles and emotions, agony, anguish: Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passage); (2 Macc. 3:14, 16 2Macc. 15:19; Josephus, Antiquities 11, 8, 4 ἀρχιερεύς ἦν ἐν ἀγωνία καί δηι. (Cf. Field, Otium Norv. iii. on Luke, the passage cited.)