[ ik-thee-ik ]
/ ˈɪk θi ɪk /
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Origin of ichthyic

First recorded in 1835–45, ichthyic is from the Greek word ichthyikós “fishy”; see origin at ichthy-, -ic
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Example sentences from the Web for ichthyic

  • A curious episcopal ring worn by St. Arnulf, bishop of Metz, in the sixth century, exhibits the well-known ichthyic symbol.

    The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
  • The ichthyic nature of some of them is, however, now well established.

  • The state of keeping, too, in which the ichthyic remains of these alternating beds occur is always very different.

  • This great river is a peculiar ichthyic province, and each part has its characteristics.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyic

/ (ˈɪkθɪɪk) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of fishes

Word Origin for ichthyic

C19: from Greek, from ikhthus fish
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