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Meaning of BEHEMOTH

Pronunciation:  bi'heemuth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person of exceptional importance and reputation
  2. [n]  someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
 

BEHEMOTH is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: colossus, giant, goliath, heavyweight, monster, titan
 
 See Also: anomaly, important person, influential person, personage, unusual person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be"he*moth\, n. [Heb. behem[=o]th, fr. Egyptian
P-ehe-maut hippopotamus.]
An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in --Job xl.
15-24.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Job 40:15-24). Some have supposed this to be an Egyptian word meaning a "water-ox." The Revised Version has here in the margin "hippopotamus," which is probably the correct rendering of the word. The word occurs frequently in Scripture, but, except here, always as a common name, and translated "beast" or "cattle."

 

 

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