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Strong's #2062 - ἑρπετόν

neuter of a derivative of herpo (to creep)
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neuter noun
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  1. a creeping animal, reptile
    1. used chiefly of snakes
  2. an animal of any sort
    1. four-legged animals and birds
    2. marine animals
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2416 ‑ חַי (khah'ee);  3733 ‑ כַּר (kar);  7429 ‑ רָמַס (raw‑mas');  8318 ‑ שֶׁרֶץ (sheh'‑rets);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Aeol. perh. ὄρπετον (q.v.), τό, (ἕρπω)

I beast or animal which goes on all fours, Od. 4.418; πᾶν ἑ. πληγῇ νέμεται Heraclit. 11; ἑρπετὰ ὅσσα τρέφει μέλαινα γαῖα Alcm. 60.3; ὄφις καὶ σαύρας καὶ τὰ τοιαῦτα τῶν ἑρπετῶν Hdt. 4.183; τοῖς μὲν ἄλλοις ἑρπετοῖς πόδας ἔδωκεν.., ἀνθρώπῳ δὲ καὶ χεῖρας X. Mem. 1.4.11; ἑρπετά, opp. πετεινά, Hdt. 1.140, cf. Theoc. 15.118, A.R. 4.1240: generally, ἑ. οὐδὲ γυνή Call. Jov. 13; πυκινώτατον ἑ., of a hound, Pi. Fr. 106; of insects, Semon. 13, Nic. Fr. 74.46.


1. creeping thing, reptile, esp. snake, E. Andr. 269, Theoc. 24.57; περὶ κιναδέων τε καὶ ἑ. Democr. 259; ἑρπετά τε καὶ δάκετα [πάντα] Ar. Av. 1069; of the monster Typhoeus, with a snake's body, Pi. P. 1.25.

2. as Adj., creeping, κακὸν ἑ. πρᾶγμα POxy. 1060.7 (vi A. D.); τὰ ἑ. θηρία Philum. Ven. 10.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἑρπετόν, ἑρπετοῦ, τό (from ἕρπω to creep, crawl, (Latinserpo; hence, serpent, and from same root, reptile; Vanicek, p. 1030f)), a creeping thing, reptile; by secular writings used chiefly of serpents; in Homer, Odyssey 4, 418; Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 11 an animal of any sort; in Biblical Greek opposed to quadrupeds and birds, Acts 10:12; Acts 11:6; Romans 1:23; and to marine animals also, James 3:7; on this last passage cf. Genesis 9:3. (the Sept. for רֶמֶשׂ and שֶׁרֶץ.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἑρπετόν , -οῦ , τό

(< ἕρπω , to crawl),

[in LXX chiefly for H7431, H8318;]

a creeping thing, reptile: Acts 10:12; Acts 11:6, Romans 1:23, James 3:7.†

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 the vi/A.D. Gnostic amulet, P Oxy VII. 1060.7, we have the petition—ἀπάλλαξον τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ἀπὸ παντὸς κακοῦ ἑρπετοῦ <καὶ > πράγματος ταχὺ ταχύ, ";free this house with all speed from every evil reptile and thing."; See also Kaibel 1033.17 (iii/B.C.)—

ἑρπέθ᾽ ἅμ᾽ αὐτῶι

. . . . . . τὰ ] θεοὶ στυγέουσι βροτοί τε.


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List of Word Forms
έρπει ερπετα ερπετά ἑρπετὰ ερπετοίς ερπετόν ερπετού ερπετώ ερπετων ερπετών ἑρπετῶν έρποντα έρποντι ερπόντων ερπούσης έρπουσιν ερύθημα ηρυθροδανωμένα erpeta erpeton erpetōn herpeta herpetà herpeton herpetôn herpetōn herpetō̂n
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