zóon: a living creatureOriginal Word: ζῷον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (dzo'-on)
Short Definition: an animal
Definition: an animal, living creature.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from zóos (alive)
a living creature
animals (3), creature (4), living creature (3), living creatures (13).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS 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.]
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancebeast.
Neuter of a derivative of zao; a live thing, i.e. An animal -- beast.
see GREEK zao
Forms and Transliterationsζωα ζωά ζώα ζῷα ζωον ζώον ζώόν ζῷον ζωου ζώου ζῴου ζωων ζώων ζῴων zoa zōa zôia zō̂ia zôion zṓion zṓiōn zō̂ion zṓiou zoon zōon zōōn zoou zōou
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2226
ζῷα — 8 Occ.
ζῴων — 8 Occ.
ζῷον — 4 Occ.
ζῴου — 3 Occ.
Hebrews 13:11 N-GNP
GRK: γὰρ εἰσφέρεται ζῴων τὸ αἷμα
NAS: of those animals whose
KJV: of those beasts, whose
INT: indeed is brought of animals the blood [as sacrifices]