from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stylized representation of a fish, used as a Christian symbol
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as ichthus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word found on many seals, rings, urns, tombstones, etc., belonging to the early period of Christianity, and supposed to have a mystical reference to the name and office of Jesus Christ. See the etymology.
Acronymy has ancient roots, as illustrated by the early Christian use of the Greek word ichthys meaning "fish" as an acronym for Iēsous Christos, Theou Huios, Sōtēr
Hard to believe that a Kirk Cameron ichthys affair and Disaster Movie will ultimately out gross Sex Drive.
February 24, 2008 at 8:04 pm to Keykat i saw that you added an ichthys to the list one time having to do wif a fish? keykat says:
Putting a Darwin fish on your car's bumper is not quite the same thing--co-opting the ichthys symbol hardly advances scientific thought, and given the ichthys' history, I can understand why folks might be upset by it.
A couple weeks ago, I read on someone's blog sorry, I don't remember whose, a discussion of how people felt about being customers of businesses that advertise with the fish sign, the ichthys, long a symbol of Christianity.
Upon the symbolic significance of the fish and the anagram ichthys, it cannot be necessary to insist.
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