One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An image of a fish used as a symbol of Christianity.
- ‘Religious jewelry such as crosses, crucifixes, stars of David, ichthuses, crescents, etc, are permissible if similar jewelry is permitted in the dresscode.’
- ‘The cross on my leg is black ink and the arm band (two ichthuses, a cross and my wife and son's names) is also black ink.’
- ‘Do you bless your car - I know the St. Christopher medal's popular, but is there anything else you do to it (scapulars, ichthuses on the back, etc.)?’
From Greek ikhthus ‘fish’, an early symbol of Christianity: the initial letters of the word are sometimes taken as short for I esous Ch ristos, Th eou U ios, S oter (Jesus Christ, son of God, saviour).
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