4651. skorpios
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skorpios: a scorpion
Original Word: σκορπίος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: skorpios
Phonetic Spelling: (skor-pee'-os)
Short Definition: a scorpion
Definition: a scorpion.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
a scorpion
NASB Translation
scorpion (2), scorpions (3).

STRONGS NT 4651: σκορπίος

σκορπίος, σκορπίου, ((for the derivation see the preceding word); from Aeschylus down; on its accent, cf. Chandler § 246), a scorpion, the Sept. for עַקְרָב, the name of a little animal, somewhat resembling a lobster, which in warm regions lurks especially in stone walls; it has a poisonous sting in its tail (McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia and BB. DD., under the word): Luke 10:19; Luke 11:12; Revelation 9:3, 5, 10.


Probably from an obsolete skerpo (perhaps strengthened from the base of skopos and meaning to pierce); a "scorpion" (from its sting) -- scorpion.

see GREEK skopos

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