basanistes <930>

basanisthv basanistes

Origin:from 928
Reference:TDNT - 1:561,96
PrtSpch:n m
In Greek:basanistaiv 1
In NET:prison guards to torture 1
In AV:tormentor 1
Definition:1) one who elicits the truth by the use of the rack
1a) an inquisitor, torturer also used of a jailer doubtless
because the business of torturing was also assigned to him
from 928; a torturer:-tormentor.
see GREEK for 928

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