a grub, maggot or earth-worm Derivation: of uncertain derivation;
KJV Usage: worm.
σκώληξ, -ηκος, ὁ [in LXX chiefly for תּוֹלָע and cogn. forms ;] a worm: of the kind which preys upon dead bodies, metaph., of fut. punishment, Mrk.9:48 (LXX, Isa.66:24; cf. Refs Sir.7:17, Jdth.16:17).† (AS)
1) a worm, spec. that kind which preys upon dead bodies
Of uncertain derivative; a grub, maggot or earthworm