Word Summary
herpeton: a creeping thing
Original Word: ἑρπετόν
Transliteration: herpeton
Phonetic Spelling: (her-pet-on')
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a creeping thing
Meaning: a creeping thing
Strong's Concordance
creeping thing, serpent.

Neuter of a derivative of herpo (to creep); a reptile, i.e. (by Hebraism (compare remes)) a small animal -- creeping thing, serpent.

see HEBREW remes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2062: ἑρπετόν

ἑρπετόν, ἑρπετοῦ, τό (from ἕρπω to creep, crawl, (Latinserpo; hence, serpent, and from same root, reptile; Vanicek, p. 1030f)), a creeping thing, reptile; by secular writings used chiefly of serpents; in Homer, Odyssey 4, 418; Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 11 an animal of any sort; in Biblical Greek opposed to quadrupeds and birds, Acts 10:12; Acts 11:6; Romans 1:23; and to marine animals also, James 3:7; on this last passage cf. Genesis 9:3. (the Sept. for רֶמֶשׂ and שֶׁרֶץ.)