Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

perhaps remotely from the same as 939 (through the notion of going to the bottom)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:561

KJV Translation Count — 3x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: torment (3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a 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. the rack or instrument of torture by which one is forced to divulge the truth
3. torture, torment, acute pains
a. of the pains of a disease
b. of those in hell after death

Strong's Definitions

bas'-an-os; perhaps remotely from the same as (939) (βάσις) (through the notion of going to the bottom); a touchstone, i.e. (by analogy) torture: — torment.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and G931s, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.


And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in G931s, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.


For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of G931.