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A stylized representation of a fish, used as a Christian symbol
Origin: From ἰχθύς, which served as an acronym for Ἰησοῦς Χριστός θεοῦ υἱός σωτήρ.
same as Ichthus
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. 'ichqy`s a fish.]
Ichthys, from the Koine Greek word for fish: ἰχθύς, is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish, used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the "sign of the fish" or the "Jesus fish."
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