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Headword: *ke/ras
Adler number: kappa,1368
Translated headword: horn
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] strength in the Holy Scripture. From a metaphor of the animals which are armed with horns and protect themselves with these.
Greek Original:
*ke/ras: h( i)sxu\s para\ th=| qei/a| grafh=|. e)k metafora=s tw=n zw/|wn tw=n kaqwplisme/nwn toi=s ke/rasi kai\ tou/tois a)munome/nwn.
Theodoret (PG 80.1784c) on Psalm 111.9 LXX; cf. kappa 1370.
On horns as a symbol of strength, see LSJ s.v. I (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; imagery; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 December 2001@17:18:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:08:14.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 3 September 2002@16:40:21.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 20 June 2003@18:57:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:29:02.
David Whitehead on 24 March 2011@05:10:23.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@07:30:28.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 April 2016@09:53:39.


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