ichthus

noun ich·thus \ˈikthəs\
variants: less commonly

ichthys

\-thə̇s\

Definition of ichthus

plural

-es

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ichthus

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


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