1) to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
2) to question by applying torture
3) to torture
4) to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment
5) to be harassed, distressed
5a) of those who at sea are struggling with a head wind
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 1:561, 96
From G931; to torture: - pain, toil, torment, toss, vex.
|(ψυχὴν βασανίζω) experience anguish||25.280|
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Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
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