2768. keras
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keras: a horn
Original Word: κέρας, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: keras
Phonetic Spelling: (ker'-as)
Short Definition: a horn
Definition: (a) a horn, (b) a horn-like projection at the corner of an altar, (c) a horn as a symbol of power.

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2768 kéras– properly, an animal horn; (figuratively) an instrument of power, i.e. that overcomes by displaying overpowering strength.

[2768 /kéras ("horn") symbolizes the strength of (horned) bulls (see Ps 132:17).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a horn
NASB Translation
horn (1), horns (10).

STRONGS NT 2768: κέρας

κέρας, κερατος, plural κέρατα, genitive κεράτων (Winers Grammar, 65 (63); Buttmann, 15 (13)), τό (from Homer down), Hebrew קֶרֶן, a horn;

a. properly: of animals, Revelation 5:6; Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:1, 11; Revelation 17:3, 7, 12, 16.

b. Since animals (especially bulls) defend themselves with their horns, the horn with the Hebrews (and other nations) is a symbol of strength and courage, and is used as such in a variety of phrases (Psalm 88:18 (); Psalm 131:17 (); ; 1 Samuel 2:10; Sir. 47:5, 7, 11; 1 Macc. 2:48, etc.; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, iii., p. 1238; (B. D. under the word )); hence, κέρας σωτηρίας (of God, Psalm 17:3 (); 2 Samuel 22:3), equivalent to a mighty and valiant helper, the author of deliverance, of the Messiah, Luke 1:69.

c. tropically, a projecting extremity in shape like a horn, a point, apex: as, of an altar, Revelation 9:13; (Exodus 29:12; Leviticus 4:7, 18; Leviticus 16:18; Amos 3:14; Psalm 117:27 ()).


From a primary kar (the hair of the head); a horn (literally or figuratively) -- horn.

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