fish symbol
ichthus (a representation of a fish; an amulet or talisman shaped like a fish; an iconographic symbol for Christ from the initials in the Greek phrase Iesous Christos Theou Huios Soter (Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour). Also spelt ichthys)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-symbol — ichthus (a representation of a fish; an amulet or talisman shaped like a fish; an iconographic symbol for Christ from the initials in the Greek phrase Iesous Christos Theou Huios Soter (Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour). Also spelt ichthys) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish — are aquatic vertebrate animals that are typically ectothermic (previously cold blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. Fish are abundant in the sea and in fresh water, with species being …   Wikipedia

  • Fish, Symbolism of the — • The symbol itself may have been suggested by the miraculous multification of the loaves and fishes or the repast of the seven Disciples, after the Resurrection, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, but its popularity among Christians was due… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Fish (disambiguation) — NOTOC Fish are vertebrates with gills that live in water. Related concepts include:* Fish (food) * fishingFish may also refer to:People*Albert Fish (1870 1936), U.S. serial killer and cannibal, electrocuted *Eric Fish, singer in Subway To Sally… …   Wikipedia

  • fish — 1) any chordate below the tetrapods. A poikilothermic aquatic chordate breathing by means of gills throughout life (accessory organs may be used) and having limbs, if any, in the form of fins. For convenience, lancelets, lampreys and hagfishes… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish —    The figure of a fish has been used from the very earliest days as a symbol in the Christian Church. Among the early Christians it was used as a secret sign by which they knew one another in the days of persecution. The significance of the fish …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • fish — Many species of fish lived in the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan. They were sometimes caught with a hook (Matt. 17:27) but more often by letting a net into the water in a semicircle and gradually drawing it ashore (Matt. 13:47–50). There was an… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Fish Church — The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, is church designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison. Nicknamed Fish Church, for its unusual shape, it is a unique example of modernist architecture, and an architectural landmark.History and …   Wikipedia

  • Fish — The fish was a symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ and Christians. The Greek letters of the word fish correspond to the initials of the words: Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Saviour. A secret sign used by the early persecuted Christians to… …   Dictionary of church terms

  • fish cleaning — the act of cleaning a fish for food. Presumably the symbol means that this can be carried out at the designated spot and facilities for waste disposal are available …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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