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Meaning of MURRAIN

Pronunciation:  'murin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any plaguelike disease of domestic animals
 

MURRAIN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: animal disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mur"rain\, n. [OE. moreine, OF. morine, fr. OF. morir,
    murir, 8die, L. mori, moriri.] (Far.)
    An infectious and fatal disease among cattle. --Bacon.
    
    {A murrain on you}, may you be afflicted with a pestilent
       disease. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Mur"rain\, a.
    Having, or afflicted with, murrain.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Heb. deber, "destruction," a "great mortality", the fifth plague that fell upon the Egyptians (Ex. 9:3). It was some distemper that resulted in the sudden and widespread death of the cattle. It was confined to the cattle of the Egyptians that were in the field (9:6).

 

 

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