2191. echidna
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echidna: a viper
Original Word: ἔχιδνα, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: echidna
Phonetic Spelling: (ekh'-id-nah)
Short Definition: a serpent, snake, viper
Definition: a serpent, snake, viper.

HELPS word-Studies

2191 éxidna – properly, a poisonous snake; (figuratively) incisive words that deliver deadly venom, with the use of blasphemy. This switches the bitter for the sweet, light for darkness, etc. 2191/exidna ("viper") then suggests the venomous desire to reverse what is true for what is false.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from echis (a viper, adder)
a viper
NASB Translation
viper (1), vipers (4).

STRONGS NT 2191: ἔχιδνα

ἔχιδνα, ἐχιδνης, , a viper: Acts 28:3 (Hesiod, Herodotus, Tragg., Aristophanes, Plato, others); γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν offspring of vipers (anguigenae, Ovid, metam. 3,531), addressed to cunning, malignant, wicked men: Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; Matthew 23:33; Luke 3:7.


Of uncertain origin; an adder or other poisonous snake (literally or figuratively) -- viper.

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