Ichthus Ich"thus ([i^]k"th[u^]s), n. [Gr. 'ichqy`s.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • ichthus —   n. amulet or talismanic carving in shape of fish.    ♦ ichthyic, a. pertaining to fishes.    ♦ ichthyism, n. fish poisoning.    ♦ ichthyofauna, n. fish life of region.    ♦ ichthyography   n. treatise on fishes.    ♦ ichthyoid, a. fish like.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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