2447. ios
Lexical Summary
ios: rust, poison
Original Word: ἰός
Transliteration: ios
Phonetic Spelling: (ee-os')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: rust, poison
Meaning: rust, poison
Strong's Concordance
poison, rust.

Perhaps from eimi (to go) or hiemi (to send); rust (as if emitted by metals); also venom (as emitted by serpents) -- poison, rust.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2447: ἰός

ἰός, ἰοῦ, (on its very uncertain derivation see Kreussler in Passow, under the word; Curtius, § 591; (Vanicek, p. 969));

1. poison (of animals): ἰός ἀσπίδων ὑπό τά χείλη αὐτῶν, the poison of asps is under their lips, spoken of men given to reviling and calumniating and thereby injuring others, Romans 3:13 (from Psalm 139:3 ()); by the same figure, (γλῶσσα) μεστή ἰοῦ θανατηφόρου, James 3:8; (in Greek writings from Pindar down).

2. rust: James 5:3; (Ezekiel 24:6, 11f; Baruch 6:11, 23 (Epistle Jeremiah 12, 24); Theognis, Theocritus, Plato, Theophrastus, Polybius, Lucian, others).


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