thérion: a wild beastOriginal Word: θηρίον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
a wild beast, animalDefinition:
properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
dim. form of the same as théraDefinition
a wild beastNASB Translation
beast (38), beasts (2), creature (2), wild beasts (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2342: θηρίονθηρίον
(diminutive of θήρ
; hence, a little beast, little animal
, 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
diss. 2, 9, 6)); (from Homer
down); the Sept.
, 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.)<1>
venomous, wild beast.
Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal -- (venomous, wild) beast.
see GREEK thera