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Behemoth

Postby Stargzer » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:07 pm

Behemoth

SYLLABICATION: be·he·moth
PRONUNCIATION: bĭ-hē' məth, bē' ə-məth
NOUN: 1. Something enormous in size or power. 2. often Behemoth A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English behemoth, bemoth, from Hebrew bəhēmôt, pl. of bəhēmâ, beast. See bhm in Appendix II.


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Postby gailr » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:27 pm

Of the law firm Behemoth, Leviathan and Rahab.

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