Word Summary
astheneia: weakness, frailty
Original Word: ἀσθένεια
Transliteration: astheneia
Phonetic Spelling: (as-then'-i-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: weakness, frailty
Meaning: weakness, frailty
Strong's Concordance
disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.

From asthenes; feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty -- disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.

see GREEK asthenes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 769: ἀσθένεια

ἀσθένεια, ἀσθενείας, (ἀσθενής) (from Herodotus down), want of strength, weakness, infirmity;

a. of Body; α. its native weakness and frailty: 1 Corinthians 15:43; 2 Corinthians 13:4. β. feebleness of health; sickness: John 5:5; John 11:4; Luke 13:11, 12; Galatians 4:13 (ἀσθένεια τῆς σαρκός); Hebrews 11:34; in plural: Matthew 8:17; Luke 5:15; Luke 8:2; Acts 28:9; 1 Timothy 5:23.

b. of Soul; want of the strength and capacity requisite α. to understand a thing: Romans 6:19 (where ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκός denotes the weakness of human nature). β. to do things great and glorious, as want of human wisdom, of skill in speaking, in the management of men: 1 Corinthians 2:3. γ. to restrain corrupt desires; proclivity to sin: Hebrews 5:2; Hebrews 7:28; plural the various kinds of this proclivity, Hebrews 4:15. δ. to bear trials and troubles: Romans 8:26 (where read τῇ ἀσθένεια for Rec. ταῖς ἀσθενείαις); 2 Corinthians 11:30; 2 Corinthians 12:9; plural the mental (?) states in which this weakness manifests itself: 2 Corinthians 12:5, 9f.