Word Summary
aspis: an asp
Original Word: ἀσπίς
Transliteration: aspis
Phonetic Spelling: (as-pece')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: an asp
Meaning: an asp
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; a buckler (or round shield); used of a serpent (as coiling itself), probably the "asp" -- asp.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 785: ἀσπίς

ἀσπίς, ἀσπίδος, , an asp, a small and most venomous serpent, the bite of which is fatal unless the part bitten be immediately cut away: Romans 3:13. (Deuteronomy 32:33; Isaiah 30:6 (etc. Herodotus, Aristotle, others.) Aelian nat. an. 2, 24; 6, 38; Plutarch, mor., p. 380 f. i. e. de Isid. et Osir. § 74; Oppian. cyn. 3, 433.) (Cf. BB. DD. under the word ; Tristram, Nat. Hist. of the Bible, p. 270ff.)