kuón: a dogOriginal Word: κύων, κυνός, ὁ, ἡPart of Speech:
a dog, universally despised in the East.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a dogNASB Translation
dog (1), dogs (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2965: κύωνκύων
; 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
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 ).<1>
A primary word; a dog ("hound") (literally or figuratively) -- dog.