Choke - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Choke

[ 1,,G4155, pnigo ]
is used, in the Passive Voice, of perishing by drowning," Mark 5:13; in the Active, "to seize a person's throat, to throttle," Matthew 18:28. See THROAT.

[ 2,,G638, apopnigo ]
a strengthened form of No. 1 (apo, "from," intensive; cp. Eng., "to choke off"), is used metaphorically, of "thorns crowding out seed sown and preventing its growth," Matthew 13:7; Luke 8:7. It is Luke's word for "suffocation by drowning," Luke 8:33 (cp. Mark 5:13, above).

[ 3,,G4846, sumpnigo ]
gives the suggestion of "choking together" (sun, "with"), i.e., by crowding, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:7, Mark 4:19; Luke 8:14. It is used in Luke 8:42, of the crowd that thronged the Lord, almost, so to speak, to suffocation.

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