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Strong's #2462 - ἵππος

Root Word (Etymology)
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. a horse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5483 ‑ סֻס (soos, soos);  6571 ‑ פָּרָשׁ (paw‑rawsh');  7393 ‑ רֶכֶב (reh'‑keb);  
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Verse Results
KJV (16)
James 1
Revelation 15
NAS (17)
James 1
Revelation 16
HCS (17)
James 1
Revelation 16
BSB (17)
James 1
Revelation 16
ESV (17)
James 1
Revelation 16
WEB (16)
James 1
Revelation 15
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἵππος, ὁ,


1. horse, , mare, most freq. fem. in Poets; in full θήλεες ἵπποι Il. 5.269; ἵπποι θήλειαι 11.680, Od. 4.635; ἄρσενες ἵπποι 13.81, cf. Hdt. 3.86, Pl. Hp.Ma. 288b: pl., ἵπποι team of chariot-horses, Il. 16.370, al.: freq. in dual, 5.237, 8.41, al.: hence, of the chariot itself, ἀφ' ἵπποιιν, ἀφ' ἵππων, from the chariot, Il. 5.13, 19,al.; καθ' ἵππων ἆλτο, ἐξ ἵππων βῆσε, ib. 111, 163; ἵππων ἐπιβησόμενος intending to mount his chariot, ib. 46; opp. πεζοί, πλῆτο δὲ πᾶν πεδίον πεζῶν τε καὶ ἵππων Od. 14.267, cf. 9.49; ἵπποι τε καὶ ἀνέρες Il. 2.554; λαός τε καὶ ἵπποι 18.153; of riders, νῶθ' ἵππων ἐπιβάντες ἐθύνεον Hes. Sc. 286; freq. of race-horses, ἵ. ἀκαμαντόποδες Pi. O. 3.4; ἀελλόποδες Simon. 7; ἀθληταί Lys. 19.63: metaph., ἁλὸς ἵ., of ships, Od. 4.708, cf. Secund. Sent. 17.

2. the constellation Pegasus, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.12, Ptol. Tetr. 27, Vett.Val. 12.11.

3. title of Hecate in the Mithraic cult, Porph. Abst. 4.16.

4. perh. an instrument of torture, Lat. eculeus, Plu. Lu 20 (pl.).

II as Collective Noun, ἵππος, ἡ, horse, cavalry, ἡ τῶν Θεσσαλῶν ἵ. Hdt. 5.64, etc.: always in sg., even with numerals, ἵ. χιλίη a thousand horse, Id. 7.41; μυρίη ibid.; μυρία, τρισμυρία, A. Pers. 302, 315; ἡ διακοσία ἵ. Th. 1.62; ἵππον ἔχω εἰς χιλίαν X. Cyr. 4.6.2.

III a sea-fish, Antim. et Numen. ap. Ath. 7.304e; but ὁ ἵ. ὁ ποτάμιος the hippopotamus, Hdt. 2.71, Arist. HA 502a9; ὁ ἵ. τοῦ Νείλου Ach.Tat. 4.2. lewd woman, Ael. NA 4.11. pudenda muliebria et virilia, Hsch. a complaint of the eyes, such that they are always winking, Gal. 16.611,al. (also in Hp., acc. to [ Gal. ]19.436). title of ministrants ('chuckersout') in certain religious ceremonies, IG 22.1368.144 (Athens, ii A.D.), 3.1280a. in compds., to express anything large or coarse, as in our horse-chestnut, horse-laugh, v. ἱππό-κρημνος, -λάπαθον, -μάραθον, -πορνος, -σέλινον, -τυφία, and cf. βου-. (From ἴκϝος, v. ἴκκος; cf. Skt. aśvas, Lat. equus: the - (in place of e-) and the aspirate are unexplained; the latter acc. to Gell. 2.3.2 was confined to Attic; cf. Λεύκ-ιππος, Γλαύκ-ιππος.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἵππος, ἵππου, (Curtius, § 624; Peile, Greek and Latin Etymol., Index under the word), a horse: James 3:3; Revelation 6:2, 4ff,; , ( G L T Tr WH); . (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἵππος , -ου , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5483, sometimes for H6571, H7393;]

a horse: James 3:3, Revelation 6:2 ff. Revelation 9:7 ff. Revelation 14:20; Revelation 18:13; Revelation 19:11 ff,†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Petr I. 11.10 a cavalry officer bequeaths to a friend—τὸν ἵππον καὶ τὰ ὅπλα : cf. ib. 12.10. See also P Tebt I. 208 (B.C. 95) πορείοις καὶ ἵπποι [ς εἰς Τ ]εβτῦνιν, and BGU II. 665iii. 11 (i/A.D.) ἀηδῶς δὲ ἔσχον περὶ τοῦ ἵππου. A horse is included in the salutations of P Oxy XIV. 1772.2 (late iii/A.D.) ἄσπ ]ασαι πολλὰ τὴν ἀγαθήν σου σύμβιον καὶ Ἰουλίαν καὶ τὸν ἵππον καὶ [Τίβ ]εριν. For the fem. = ";mare"; see P Grenf I. 43.5 (ii/B.C.) τὴν ἵππον, PSI IV. 377.8 (B.C. 250–49) τὰς ἵππους γ ̄ ἐπιτόκους π ̣αρέξω : but cf. ib. I. 39.5 (A.D. 148) τυγχάνω ἠγορακέναι ἵπον (l. ἵππον) θήλειαν παρὰ Διοσκύρου, and P Fay 301 (A.D. 167), a contract for the sale of two horses—θηλείας σιτοχρόους (";of the colour of ripe wheat";). See Mayser Gr. p. 261, and on the use of horses in Egypt see P Hamb I. p. 31.


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List of Word Forms
ίπποι ιπποις ίπποις ἵπποις ίππον ιππος ίππος ἵππος ιππου ίππου ἵππου ιππους ίππους ἵππους ίππω ιππων ιππών ίππων ἵππων hippois híppois hippon hippōn híppon híppōn hippos híppos hippou híppou hippous híppous ippois ippon ippōn ippos ippou ippous
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