ichthus

noun
ich·​thus | \ ˈikthəs \
variants: or less commonly ichthys \ -​thə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of ichthus

: a representation of a fish used in ancient times as a pagan fertility talisman or amulet or as a Christian symbol for the Greek word ichthys interpreted as an acrostic in which the Greek letters are the initials of the words I ēsous Ch ristos th eou hy ios s ōtēr meaning Jesus Christ Son of God Savior

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History and Etymology for ichthus

Greek ichthys fish; akin to Armenian jukn fish, Lithuanian žuvis, Old Prussian suckis

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“Ichthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthus. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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