Word: nhsteia

Pronounce: nace-ti'-ah

Strongs Number: G3521

Orig: from 3522; abstinence (from lack of food, or voluntary and religious); specially, the fast of the Day of Atonement:-- fast(-ing). G3522

Use: TDNT-4:924,632 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H6685

    1) a fasting, fast
    1a) a voluntary, as a religious exercise
    1a1) of private fasting
    1a2) the public fast as prescribed by the Mosaic Law and kept yearly on the great day of atonement, the tenth of the month of Tisri (the month Tisri comprises a part of our September and October); the fast accordingly, occurred in the autumn when navigation was usually dangerous on account of storms
    1b) a fasting caused by want or poverty