2226. zóon
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zóon: a living creature
Original Word: ζῷον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: zóon
Phonetic Spelling: (dzo'-on)
Short Definition: an animal
Definition: an animal, living creature.

HELPS word-Studies

2226 zṓon (from 2198 /záō, "living") – a living creature (literally, "something alive"). 2226 /zṓon ("living creature") is often mistranslated "beast" (rather than "living being" or "living creature").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from zóos (alive)
a living creature
NASB Translation
animals (3), creature (4), living creature (3), living creatures (13).

STRONGS NT 2226: ζοων

ζοων (or ζοων (so L WH uniformly, Treg. in Heb. and Rev.; see Etym. Magn. 413, 24, and references under the word Iota)), ζοωυ, τό, (ζοως alive);

1. a living being.

2. an animal, brute, beast: Hebrews 13:11; 2 Peter 2:12; Jude 1:10; Revelation 4:6-9 (on Revelation 4:8 cf. Buttmann, 130 (114)), etc. [SYNONYMS: ζοων differs from θηρίον (at least etymologically; but cf. Schmidt as below) in giving prominence to the vital element, while θηρίον emphasizes the bestial element. Hence, in Revelation as above ζοων is fitly rendered living creature in contradistinction to the θηρίον beast, cf. Revelation 11:7; Revelation 13:1, etc. See Trench, § lxxxi.; Schmidt ii., chapter 70.]


Neuter of a derivative of zao; a live thing, i.e. An animal -- beast.

see GREEK zao

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