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Entry for Strong's #2342 - θηρίον

Transliteration
thēríon
Phonetics
thay-ree'-on  
Word Origin
diminutive from the same as (2339)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
3:133,333
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. an animal
  2. a wild animal, wild beast, beast
  3. metaph. a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 929 ‑ בְּהֵמָה (be‑hay‑maw');  2416 ‑ חַי (khah'ee);  2416 ‑ חַי (khah'ee);  6728 ‑ צִי (tsee‑ee');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (46) NAS (45) HCS (46)
Mark 1
Acts 4
Titus 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 30
Mark 1
Acts 3
Titus 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 30
Mark 1
Acts 3
Titus 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 39
BYZ TIS TR
N-APN 1
N-ASN 11
N-DSN 7
N-GPN 3
N-GSN 17
N-NPN 2
N-NSN 11
N-APN 1
N-ASN 10
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 3
N-GSN 15
N-NPN 1
N-NSN 9
N-APN 1
N-ASN 12
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 3
N-GSN 15
N-NPN 2
N-NSN 7
NA WH
N-APN 1
N-ASN 11
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 3
N-GSN 16
N-NPN 1
N-NSN 8
N-APN 1
N-ASN 10
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 3
N-GSN 16
N-NPN 1
N-NSN 9


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θηρίον, τό

(in form Dim. of θήρ),

I

1. wild animal, esp. of such as are hunted, μάλα γὰρ μέγα θηρίον ἦεν, of a stag, Od. 10.171, 180 (never in Il.); in Trag. only in Satyric drama, S. Ichn. 147 (dub. in A. Fr. 26): used in Prose for θήρ, X. An. 1.2.7, Isoc. 12.163, etc.; of the spider's prey, Arist. HA 623a27; freq. of elephants, Plb. 11.1.12, al.: pl., beasts, opp. men, birds, and fishes, h.Ven. 4, Hdt. 3.108.

2. generally, animal, Id. 1.119; νενόμισται πῦρ θ. εἶναι ἔμψυχον Id. 3.16; of men, ἄνθρωπος πάντων θ. θεειδέστατον Antipho Soph. 48; εἰς θηρίου βίον ἀφικνεῖσθαι Pl. Phdr. 249b; also θ. ὕειον Id. R. 535e; of the dog, Theoc. 25.79; of fishes, Arist. HA 598b1; of eels, Antiph. 147.7; of leeches, IG 4.951.101 (Epid.); of other small creatures, Arist. HA 552b11, 625b32, Hp. ap. Gal. 19.103, Theoc. 19.6; οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδὲν θ. τῶν ἰχθύων ἀτυχέστερον Antiph. 161.1; opp. plants, Pl. Smp. 188b: prov., ἢ θηρίον ἢ θεός, either above or below the nature of man, Arist. Pol. 1253a29, cf. EN 1145a25.

3. beast, esp. as hostile and odious to man, θηρία τε καὶ βοτά carnivora and graminivora, Pl. Mx. 237d; monster, creature, of sharks, etc., Hdt. 6.44; of Typhon, etc., Pl. Phdr. 230a, R. 588e; of the Satyrs, S. Ichn. l.c.; ταυτὶ ποδαπὰ τὰ θ.; Ar. Nu. 184, cf. Av. 93. poisonous animal, Dsc. 1.75, Acts 28:4.

II Medic.,= θηρίωμα, Hp. Coac. 459, Loc.Hom. 29, cf. Gal. l.c.

III as a term of reproach, beast, creature, ὦ δειλότατον σὺ θηρίον Ar. Pl. 439, cf. Eq. 273; κόλακι, δεινῷ θηρίῳ Pl. Phdr. 240b; Κρῆτες, κακὰ θ. Epimenid. 1; δυσνουθέτητον θ., of poverty, Men. Georg. 78; ἡ μουσικὴ ἀεί τι καινὸν θηρίον τίκτει Anaxil. 27, cf. Eup. 132; τί δέ, εἰ αὐτοῦ τοῦ θηρίου ἠκούσατε; said by Aeschines of Demosthenes, Plin. 2.3.10; θ. συνεστιώμενον, of woman, Secund. Sent. 8. Astron., the constellation Lupus, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.20, Vett. Val. 6.13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 θηρίον, θηρίου, τό (diminutive of θήρ; hence, a little beast, little animal; Plato, Theact., p. 171e.; of bees, Theocritus, 19,6; but in usage it had almost always the force of its primitive; the later diminutive is θηριδιον (cf. Epictetus diss. 2,9, 6)); (from Homer down); the Sept. for חַיָה and בְּהֵמָה, an animal; a wild animal, wild beast, beast: properly, Mark 1:13; Acts 10:12 Rec.; Acts 11:6; 28:4 f>; Hebrews 12:20; ( James 3:7); Revelation 6:8; in Revelation 11:7 and Revelation 13-20, under the figurative of a 'beast' is depicted Antichrist, both his person and his kingdom and power (see ἀντίχριστος); metaphorically, a brutal, bestial Prayer of Manasseh , savage, ferocious, Titus 1:12 (colloquial, 'ugly dogs') (so in Aristophanes eqq. 273; Plutarch, 439; nub. 184; (cf. Schmidt, chapter 70,2; apparently never with allusion to the stupidity of beasts); still other examples are given by Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 379; θηρία ἀνθρωπομορφα, Ignatius Smyrn. 4 [ET], cf. ad Ephesians 7 [ET]). (Synonym: see ζοων.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θηρίον , -ου , τό

(dimin. of θήρ ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2416;]

a wild beast, beast: Mark 1:13, Acts 11:6; Acts 28:4-5, Titus 1:12, Hebrews 12:20, James 3:7, Revelation 6:8; of Antichrist, Revelation 11:7; Revelation 11:13-19.†


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

In P Tebt II. 355.6 (c. A.D. 145) we read of a tax of 1 obol—θηρ (ίων), and in ib. 638 (A.D, 180–192) 2 obols are charged for the same purpose : cf. also the reference to a μερισμὸς θηρ ̣ι ̣ων ̣ in P Lond 844.6 (A.D. 174) (= III. p. 55), where the editors note that the nature of the tax must remain doubtful. A letter to a prefect of date iii/iv A.D. contains an apology, because the writer had not been able to procure some wild animals which were required—P Oxy I. 122.9 ἡμεῖ [ς ] δ ̣ε ̣̣ ἀγρεύειν τῶν θηρίων δυνά [με ]θ ̣α οὐδὲ ἕν, ";we cannot catch a single animal"; (Edd.), and BGU IV. 1024iv. 5 ff. (iv/v A.D.) conveys a stern rebuke by the prefect to one who had dug up a dead man whom the city had buried publicly—σύ μοι δοκεῖς [ψυχὴν ἔ ]χειν θηρίου καὶ [ο ]ὐκ ἀνθρώπου, [μᾶλλον δ ]ὲ οὐδὲ θηρίου. καὶ γὰρ τὰ θήρια [τ ]οῖς μὲν ἀνθρώποις πρόσισιν, τῶν δὲ [ ]ποθνησκόντων φίδοντα [ι ]. σὺ δὲ ἐπεβούλευσας σώμα (l. σώματι) ἀλλοτρ [ι ]ωθέντι ὑπὸ τοῦ [γ ]ένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων : cf. Vett. Val. p. 78.9 γίνονται γὰρ οἱ τοιοῦτοι θηρίου παντὸς χείρονες. For the adj. θηριώδης see s.v. ἀνήμερος, and cf. OGIS 424.3 (Ist half i/A.D.) θηριώδους καταστάσεω [ς. In MGr the subst. appears as θηρίο, θερί.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
θηρια θηρία θηρίοις θηριον θηρίον θηριου θηρίου θηριω θηρίω θηρίῳ θηριων θηρίων theria thería thēria thēría therio thēriō theríoi thēríōi therion theríon thērion thēriōn thēríon thēríōn theriou theríou thēriou thēríou

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