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plinkplonk
735872.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:36 pm Reply with quote

What does Ichthys stand for? It represents Jesus, apparently.

 
Efros
735879.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:03 pm Reply with quote

it means fish,

Wiki says it's an acrostic

Symbolic meaning
An early circular ichthys symbol, created by combining the Greek letters ΙΧΘΥΣ, Ephesus.

Wikipedia says wrote:
Ichthys (ΙCH"THUS, Greek for fish) can be read as an acrostic, a word formed from the first letters of several words. It compiles to "Jesus Christ, God's son, savior," in ancient Greek "Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ ͑Υιός, Σωτήρ", Iēsous Christos, Theou Huios, Sōtēr.

* Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
* Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστὸς), Greek for "anointed".
* Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God".
* Upsilon (y) is the first letter of yios (Υἱὸς), Greek for "Son".
* Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".

 
Hans Mof
735880.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:07 pm Reply with quote

IΗΣΟΎΣ
Iēsous "Jesus"
ΧΡΙΣΤΌΣ
Christós "anointed"
ΘΕΟΎ
Theoú "God's"
ΥΙΌΣ
Hyiós "Son"
ΣΩΤΉΡ
Sōtér "Savior"

Ichtys, Ichtus or Ikhtus is also the classical Greek word for "fish". Keepers of freshwater fish fear ich infections (ichthyophthirius multifiliis), also know as white spot disease.

 
plinkplonk
735940.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:13 pm Reply with quote

ΙΧΘΥΣ!!!

KLAXON

Apparently is not correctly!

ΙΧΘΥΣ is iota, chi, theta, upsolin, and sigma, not Ichytos!

It's two different languages mixed up.

 
Hans Mof
735952.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:27 pm Reply with quote

KLAXON and Apparently don't mix well.

Quote:
It's two different languages mixed up.


Please expand.

 
plinkplonk
735966.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:49 pm Reply with quote

Hans Mof wrote:
KLAXON and Apparently don't mix well.

Maybe apparently is a clue a klaxon is coming?

Quote:
It's two different languages mixed up.


Please expand.


Maybe I'm wrong about this. It's not Ichytos, it only works with ΙΧΘΥΣ.

Is that better?

 
Efros
735972.  Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:10 pm Reply with quote

I think you're the only person to mention ichytos, everyone else is talking about ichthys

 
plinkplonk
736377.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:14 am Reply with quote

Ok, Efros it doesn't work with ichthys either. And what do mean all the rest? It's only you, Hans and me on this thread.

 
Zebra57
736398.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:32 am Reply with quote

Do not forget those of us observing the banter waiting to comment.

 
Efros
736402.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:35 am Reply with quote

plinkplonk wrote:
Ok, Efros it doesn't work with ichthys either. And what do mean all the rest? It's only you, Hans and me on this thread.


The one from Wiki works, it's a public thread there are lots of lurkers.

 
plinkplonk
736421.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:55 am Reply with quote

I didn't say that other people couldn't join this thread, merely that at the time, there wasn't enough people to speak of 'all the rest'. I don't think two people is a very good 'all the rest', do you?

 
Hans Mof
736423.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:59 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Ok, Efros it doesn't work with ichthys either.

But it does...

I = I
X = Ch
Θ = Th
Y = Y
Σ = S

This is not a case of two languages mixed up but merely two different writing systems; one being the transliteration of the other. Similarly we don't write Ζεύς, Ἑρμῆς or τῆλεφωνή but "Zeus", "Hermes" and "telephone".

 
plinkplonk
736432.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:28 am Reply with quote

But transliteration is mixing up (or changing) two languages.

 
Hans Mof
736433.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:29 am Reply with quote

plinkplonk wrote:
But transliteration is mixing up (or changing) two languages.


No, it is not. It's converting writing systems.

 
Posital
736449.  Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:44 pm Reply with quote

 

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