anthrax: coal, charcoalOriginal Word: ἄνθραξ, ακος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (anth'-rax)
Short Definition: a coal
Definition: coal, charcoal, a burning coal.
a prim. word
STRONGS NT 440: ἄνθραξ
ἄνθραξ, ἄνθρακος, ὁ, coal (also, from Thucydides and Aristophanes down, ἄνθραξ πυρός a coal of fire i. e. a burning or a live coal), live coal; Romans 12:20 ἄνθρακας πυρός σωρεύειν ἐπί τήν κεφαλήν τίνος, a proverbial expression, from Proverbs 25:22, signifying to call up, by the favors you confer on your enemy, the memory in him of the wrong he has done you (which shall pain him as if live coals were heaped on his head), that he may the more readily repent. The Arabians call things that cause very acute mental pain burning coals of the heart and fire in the liver; cf. Gesenius in Rosenmüller's Biblical-exeg. Repert. i., p. 140f (or in his Thesaurus i. 280; cf. also BB. DD. under the word ).<1>
coal of fire.
Of uncertain derivation; a live coal -- coal of fire. άνθρακα άνθρακά ανθρακας άνθρακας ἄνθρακας άνθρακες άνθρακος ανθράκων άνθραξ άνθραξι anthrakas ánthrakas
Strong's Greek 440
ἄνθρακας — 1 Occ.
Romans 12:20 N-AMP
BIB: γὰρ ποιῶν ἄνθρακας πυρὸς σωρεύσεις
NAS: BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.
KJV: doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on
INT: for doing coals of fire you will heap