Word occurring ten times in the Douay Version of the Bible, standing for four Hebrew names:

  • Péthén (Deuteronomy 32), the cobra
  • Akhshubh, (Psalm 13; Romans 3), a highly poisonous viper, also mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible
  • Shahal, (Psalm 90), a snake
  • cphoni (Isaiah 59), called “the hisser”

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    • “asp”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2013. Web. 17 June 2021. <>