2965. kuón
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kuón: a dog
Original Word: κύων, κυνός, ὁ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kuón
Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-ohn)
Short Definition: a dog
Definition: a dog, universally despised in the East.

HELPS word-Studies

2965 kýōn – literally, a dog, scavenging canine; (figuratively) a spiritual predator who feeds off others.

[A loose dog was disdained in ancient times – viewed as a "mooch pooch" that ran about as a scavenger.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a dog
NASB Translation
dog (1), dogs (4).

STRONGS NT 2965: κύων

κύων, κυνός; in secular authors of the common gender, in the N. T. masculine; Hebrew כֶּלֶב; a dog; properly: Luke 16:21; 2 Peter 2:22; metaphorically (in various (but always reproachful) senses; often so even in Homer) a man of impure mind, an impudent man (cf. Lightfoot on Phil. l. s.): Matthew 7:6; Philippians 3:2; Revelation 22:15, in which last passage others less probably understand sodomites (like כִּלָבִים in Deuteronomy 23:18 (19)) (cf. B. D., under the word ).


A primary word; a dog ("hound") (literally or figuratively) -- dog.

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