Greek - English Dictionary

G4486 - Down

Strong's No.:G4486


Transliteration:rhēgnumi rhēssō

Phonetic:hrayg'-noo-mee hrace'-so

Word Origin:Both are prolonged forms of ῥήκω rhēko (which appears only in certain forms and is itself probably a strengthened form of ἄγνυμι agnumi (see in G2608))

Bible Usage:break (forth) burst rend tear.

Part of Speech:Verb


to breakwreck or crack that is (especially) to sunder (by separation of the parts; G2608 being its intensive (with the preposition in compounds) and G2352 a shattering to minute fragments; but not a reduction to the constituent particles like G3089) or disrupt lacerate; by implication to convulse (with spasms); figuratively to give vent to joyful emotions


1. to rend, burst or break asunder, break up, break through

a. to tear in pieces

b. to break forth

1. into joy, of infants or dumb persons beginning to speak

c. to distort, convulse

1. of a demon causing convulsions in a man possessed

2. to dash down, hurl to the ground (a common occurrence in cases of demon possession and epilepsy)

Bible References:

break ( 1 )
burst ( 2 )
down ( 1 )
forth ( 1 )
rend ( 1 )
teareth ( 1 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.