** ἀνοχή, -ῆς, ἡ (< ἀνέχω, -ομαι), [in LXX: I Mac 12:25 (RV, respite)*;] 1. in cl., a holding back, delaying (MM, VGT, s.v.). 2.forbearance, delay of punishment: Ro 2:43:26.†
SYN.: μακροθυμίαG3115, ὑπομονήG5281. ἀ., forbearance, is the result and expression of μ., which involves the idea of tolerance, long-suffering, as God with sinners. ὑ. expresses patience with respect to things, as μ. with persons; it is active as well as passive, denotes not merely endurance but perseverance (v. Tr., Syn., § liii; Lft., Notes, 259, 273; DB, ii, 47).
Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon