- n. An ichthys
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. In early Christian and ecclesiastical art, an emblematic fish, or the Greek word for
fish, which combined the initials of the Greek words Ihsoy^s, Christo`s, Qeoy^ Gio`s Swth`r, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior.
“Thus, the ichthus was a symbol indicating “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.””
“The Greek initials for Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior, spell out the word fish in Greek ichthus, and the fish is the oldest Christian symbol of Christ, used by the persecuted early Christians to identify themselves as believers.”
“The Greek word for fish is ichthus pronounced, ik-thoos.”
“His business card sports an ichthus Christian fish and he is best known in Seattle legal circles for having once sung a Christian hymn for his closing argument in federal court.”
“Outo to proton agprion ti zoon ebrothe kai kakourgon, eit ornis tis e ichthus eilkusto kai geusamenon outo kai promeletesan en ekeinois to thonikon epi boun ergaten elthe kai to kosmion probaton kai ton oikouron alektruona kai kata mikron outo ten aplestian stomosantes epi sphagas anthropon kai polemous kai phonous proelthon. —”
“Jesus Christ the Saviour Son of God, arranged acrostically, so that the first letters of its words formed the word [Greek: ichthus], fish.”
“* Thamnos t 'oionos te kai ein hali ellopos ichthus:  1”
“ Empedocles is named as author of the lines: ede gar pot 'ego genomen kourete koros te, Thamnos t' oionos te kai ein hali ellopos ichthus cf. Diog.”
“An.ix. 37: kai thereuei tous ichthus to chroma metaballon kai poion homoion hois de plesiaze lithois.”
“Do not these words form a chain that links the Hawaiian form to the [Greek: ichthus] of classic”
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