ophis <3789>

ofiv ophis

Pronunciation:of'-is
Origin:probably from 3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision)
Reference:TDNT - 5:566,748
PrtSpch:n m
In Greek:ofeiv 3, ofesin 1, ofewn 2, ofewv 1, ofin 3, ofiv 4
In NET:serpent 6, snakes 4, a snake 2, You snakes 1, serpents 1
In AV:serpent 14
Count:14
Definition:1) snake, serpent
2) with the ancients, the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom.
The serpent who deceived Eve was regarded by the Jews as the devil.
probably from 3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake,
figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person,
especially Satan:-serpent.
see GREEK for 3700

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