Word: basanoj

Pronounce: bas'-an-os

Strongs Number: G931

Orig: perhaps remotely from the same as 939 (through the notion of going to the bottom); a touch-stone, i.e. (by analogy) torture:--torment. G939

Use: TDNT-1:561,96 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong: H817 H3639 H4383 H7269

    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
    3a) of the pains of a disease
    3b) of those in hell after death