chxs: abbreviation for six hundred sixty-sixOriginal Word: χξϛTransliteration:
(khee xee stig'-ma)Short Definition:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
i.e. chi xi sigmaDefinition
abb. for six hundred sixty-six, variant reading for NG1812, NG1835, NG1803, q.v.
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5516: χξςχξς
, six hundred and sixty-six
= 600; xi Ξ
= 60; sigma ς'
= 6), a mystical number the meaning of which is clear when it is written in Hebrew letters, קסר נרון
, i. e. Νέρων Καῖσαρ
, 'Nero Caesar' (sometimes the Jews write קסר
for the more common קיסר
, the Syriac always rSK
, cf. Ewald, Die Johann. Schriften, ii., p. 263 note; (Schürer, N. T. Zeitgesch. edition 1, § 25 III., p. 449 note); נ (nun) = 50, ר (resh) = 200, ו (waw) = 6, נ (nun) = 50, ק (qoph = 100, ס (camek) = 60, ר (resh) = 200): Revelation 13:18 R G T Tr. (For a digest of opinions respecting this much debated number see Lee in the 'Speaker's commentary' at the passage.)<1>
six hundred sixty-six.
The 22nd, 14th and an obsolete letter (stigma as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60, and 6; 666 as a numeral -- six hundred threescore and six.
see GREEK stigma