Word Summary
bia: strength, force
Original Word: βία
Transliteration: bia
Phonetic Spelling: (bee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: strength, force
Meaning: strength, force
Strong's Concordance

Probably akin to bia (through the idea of vital activity); force -- violence.

see GREEK bia

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 970: βία

βία, βίας, ;

1. strength, whether of body or of mind: Homer and subsequent writers.

2. strength in violent action, force: μετά βίας by the use of force, with violence, Acts 5:26; Acts 24:7 (Rec.); shock τῶν κυμάτων, Acts 27:41 (R G, but Tr text brackets; others omit τῶν κυμάτων); διά τήν βίαν τοῦ ὄχλου, the crowd pressing on so violently, Acts 21:35. (Synonym: see δύναμις, at the end.)