kentron <2759>

kentron kentron

Pronunciation:ken'-tron
Origin:from kenteo (to prick)
Reference:TDNT - 3:663,427
PrtSpch:n n
In Greek:kentra 2, kentron 2
In NET:sting 2, stingers 1
In AV:sting 3, prick 2
Count:5
Definition:1) a sting, as that of bees, scorpions, locusts. Since animals
wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul attributes
death, personified as a sting, i.e. a deadly weapon
2) an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden
2a) hence the proverb, "to kick against the goad", i.e. to offer
vain and perilous or ruinous resistance
from kenteo (to prick); a point ("centre"), i.e. a sting
(figuratively, poison) or goad (figuratively, divine impulse):-prick,
sting.

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