G4486 – rhegnumi – ῥήγνυμι break (forth), burst, rend, tear

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

or ρησσω rhesso hrace’-so; both prolonged forms of ρηκω rheko (which appears only in certain forms, and is itself probably a strengthened form of αγνυμι agnumi [see in ]); to “break”, “wreck” or “crack”, i.e. (especially) to sunder (by separation of the parts; being its intensive [with the preposition in composition], and a shattering to minute fragments; but not a reduction to the constituent particles, like ) or disrupt, lacerate; by implication, to convulse (wih spasms); figuratively, to give vent to joyful emotions:—break (forth), burst, rend, tear.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) to rend, burst or break asunder, break up, break through
1a) to tear in pieces
1b) to break forth
1b1) into joy, of infants or dumb persons beginning to speak
1c) to distort, convulse
1c1) of a demon causing convulsions in a man possessed
1c2) to dash down, hurl to the ground (a common occurrence in cases of demon possession and epilepsy)

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.