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Strong's #2785 - κῆτος

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from the base of (G5490)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. a sea monster, whale, huge fish
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1709 ‑ דָּאג (dawg,  dawg);  3882 ‑ לִוְיָתָן (liv‑yaw‑thawn');  7293 ‑ רַהַב (rah'‑hab);  8577 ‑ תַּנִּים (tan‑neen', tan‑neem');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κῆτος, εος, τό,


1. any sea-monster or huge fish, δελφῖνάς τε κύνας τε καὶ εἴ ποθι μεῖζον ἑλῃσι κῆτος Od. 12.97, cf. 5.421, Il. 20.147, Mosch. 2.116; of seals, Od. 4.446, 452; of the monster to which Andromeda was exposed, E. Fr. 121, cf. Ar. Nu. 556, Th. 1033; of the tunny, Archestr. Fr. 34.3.

2. in Natural History, of the spouting cetacea, Arist. HA 566b2, PA 669a8, 697a16.

II name of a constellation, Arat. 354, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κῆτος, κητεος (κήτους), τό, a sea-monster, whale, huge fish (Homer, Aristotle, others): Matthew 12:40, from Jonah 2:1 where the Sept., κήτει μεγάλῳ for גָּדול דַּג.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κῆτος , -εος (-ους ), τό ,

[in LXX: Jonah 2:1; Jonah 2:10 (H1709) Genesis 1:21 (H8577), etc.;]

a huge fish, sea-monster: Matthew 12:40 (LXX).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
κήτει κήτη κήτος κητους κήτους ketous kētous kḗtous
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