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Strong's #2486 - ἰχθύς

of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. a fish
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Strong #: 1709 ‑ דָּאג (dawg,  dawg);  1710 ‑ דָּגָה (daw‑gaw');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (20)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 3
1 Corinthians 1
NAS (20)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 3
1 Corinthians 1
HCS (20)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 3
1 Corinthians 1
BSB (20)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 3
1 Corinthians 1
ESV (16)
Matthew 5
Mark 3
Luke 5
John 2
1 Corinthians 1
WEB (21)
Matthew 6
Mark 4
Luke 7
John 3
1 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(so Hdn.Gr.2.936, -ῦς and -ύς freq. in codd.), ύος, ὁ, acc. ἰχθύν Pi. Fr. 306, cf. Hdn.Gr. 1.416, Choerob. in Theod. 1.383, in late Poets also ἰχθύα AP 9.227 (Bianor), Theoc. 21.45: voc. ἰχθύ Erinn. 1, Crates Com. 14: pl. ἰχθύες Pl. Phd. 109e, etc., ἰχθῦς Alex. 261.9, acc. ἰχθύας, contr. ἰχθῦς Od. 5.53, both forms being used in Com., -ῦς Ar. Ra. 1068, Archipp. 29, -ύας Antiph. 68.12, Ephipp. 21; codd. vary in Arist. HA 564b19, PA 644a21, D.S. 5.3, Str. 8.3.19, etc.; -ῦς SIG 997.1 (Smyrna, perh. i B.C.); -ύας BGU 1123.9 (Aug.), etc.: dual ἰχθῦ Antiph. 194.15:

I fish, ὠμηστής Il. 24.82, cf. 21.122, al., cf. Hes. Op. 277, Hdt. 2.93, S. Aj. 1297,etc.: prov., ἀφωνότερος τῶν ἰχθύων Luc. Gall. 1, cf. S.E. M. 2.18: metaph., of a stupid fellow, Plu. 2.975b.

II in pl., οἱ ἰχθύες the fish-market at Athens, παρὰ τοὺς ἰχθῦς Ar. Ra. 1068; ἐν τοῖς ἰχθύσι Id. V. 789, Antiph. 125.1.

III pl., the constellation Pisces, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.3; ἰ. Διός Porph. Antr. 22. (ἱχθύς Att. acc. to Gell. 2.3.2.) [ in disyll. cases, nom. -ῡς Il. 21.127, Damox. 2.20, Archestr. Fr. 52 (ἰχθῦς οὖσα shd. be read for ἰχθὺς ἐοῦσα in Matro Conv. 35), acc. -ῡν Pherecr. 120, Antiph. 166.7, Archestr. Fr. 28, but -ῠν Theoc. 21.49, and apptly. Pi. l.c.: in trisyll. cases and in all compds.] (Cf. Lith. žuvìs, Arm. jukn, 'fish'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἰχθύς, ἰχθύος, (from Homer down), a fish: Matthew 7:10; Mark 6:38; Luke 5:6; John 21:11, etc.; 1 Corinthians 15:39.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἰχθύς , -ύος , ,

[in LXX for H1709, H1710;]

a fish: Matthew 7:10, Mark 6:38, al.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr III. 107(e).6, .9 (iii/B.C.) ἰχθύος, BGU IV. 1123.9 (time of Augustus) ἢ ἰχθύας ἢ ἀγρίας, P Fay 113.13 (A.D. 100) τῇ πόλι πέμσις εἰκθύας (l. ἰχθύας) (δραχμῶν) ιβ, P Hamb I. 6.11 (A.D. 128) μηδὲν ἀπὸ θή [ρ ]ας ἰχθύας π ̣εριγεγονέναι μέχρι ν ̣ῦν, OG1S 484.26 (ii/A.D.) δι᾽ ὧν ἐπηρέαζον μάλιστα τοὺς τὸν ἰχθὺν πιπράσκοντας. The noun is used collectively in P Flor II. 201.9 (A.D. 259) τοὺς παρά σοι ἁλιέας ἀποστεῖλαι ἔχοντας ἰχθὺν κάλλιστον, ";spedire i tuoi pescatori con assai quantità di pesce"; (Ed.). For the adj. ἰχθυϊκός (2 Chronicles 33:14 A) see Ostr 331.4 (Ptol.) ἰχθυϊκῶν ἁλιέων, and for ἰχθυηρός (2 Esdras 13:3) see P Par 63.98 (B.C. 165) τοὺς ὑποτελεῖς τῆ ̣ τε ἰχθυηρᾷ καὶ ζυτηρᾷ, ";those subject to the fish tax and the beer tax."; The Christian epigram Kaibel 725 (iii-v/A.D.) is partly acrostic, the initial letters of the first five lines making up the word ἰχθύς.


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List of Word Forms
ιχθυας ιχθύας ἰχθύας ιχθυες ιχθύες ἰχθύες ιχθυν ιχθύν ἰχθύν ἰχθὺν ιχθυος ιχθύος ἰχθύος ιχθύς ιχθυων ιχθύων ἰχθύων ιχνευόντων ichthuas ichthues ichthun ichthuon ichthuōn ichthuos ichthyas ichthýas ichthyes ichthýes ichthyn ichthýn ichthỳn ichthyon ichthyōn ichthýon ichthýōn ichthyos ichthýos
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