2342. thérion
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thérion: a wild beast
Original Word: θηρίον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: thérion
Phonetic Spelling: (thay-ree'-on)
Short Definition: a wild beast, animal
Definition: properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute.

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2342 thēríon – the generic term for wild animal ("beast"); (figuratively) a brutal ("bestial") nature.

[2342 (thēríon) never refers to animals used for sacrifice.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
dim. form of the same as théra
a wild beast
NASB Translation
beast (38), beasts (2), creature (2), wild beasts (3).

STRONGS NT 2342: θηρίον

θηρίον, θηρίου, τό (diminutive of θήρ; hence, a little beast, little animal; Plato, Theact., p. 171 e.; of bees, Theocritus, 19, 6; but in usage it had almost always the force of its primitive; the later diminutive is θηριδιον (cf. Epictetus diss. 2, 9, 6)); (from Homer down); the Sept. for חַיָה and בְּהֵמָה, an animal; a wild animal, wild beast, beast: properly, Mark 1:13; Acts 10:12 Rec.; ; Hebrews 12:20; (James 3:7); Revelation 6:8; in Revelation 11:7 and Revelation 13-20, under the figurative of a 'beast' is depicted Antichrist, both his person and his kingdom and power (see ἀντίχριστος); metaphorically, a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious, Titus 1:12 (colloquial, 'ugly dogs') (so in Aristophanes eqq. 273; Plutarch, 439; nub. 184; (cf. Schmidt, chapter 70, 2; apparently never with allusion to the stupidity of beasts); still other examples are given by Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 379; θηρία ἀνθρωπομορφα, Ignatius Smyrn. 4 [ET], cf. ad Ephes. 7 [ET]). (Synonym: see ζοων.)

venomous, wild beast.

Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal -- (venomous, wild) beast.

see GREEK thera

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