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Ichthys

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Ichthys

Ichthys (also Ichthus or Ikhthus /ˈɪkθəs/[1]), from the Koine Greek word for fish: ἰχθύς, (capitalized ΙΧΘΥΣ or ΙΧΘΥϹ) is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish.

ΙΧΘΥΣ (Ichthys) is an acronym for "Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", (Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr), which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior".

* Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".

* Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed".

* Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεου), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God".

* Ypsilon (y) is the first letter of (h)yios[4] (Υἱός), Greek for "Son".

* Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Religious Symbols.

Ichthys is part of the Christian Symbols group.

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