בהמה

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Ugaritic bhmt ‎(bhmt); Arabic بَهِيمَة ‎(bahīma); Aethiopian [script needed] ‎(baham, to be dumb).

Noun[edit]

בְּהֵמָה ‎(behemáf ‎(plural indefinite בהמות) [pattern: קְטֵלָה]

  1. dumb beast
  2. (Biblical Hebrew) quadruped domestic animals, esp. of a horned species
  3. (Biblical Hebrew) cattle, large or small (e.g. cows or sheep)
  4. beast, a person who behaves in an uncivilized manner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • H929”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Koehler, Ludwig; Walter, Baumgartner (1994–2000) The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Leiden: Brill

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בְּהֵמָה ‎(behemá).

Noun[edit]

בהמה f ‎(Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling beemá)

  1. animal, beast
  2. head of cattle

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בְּהֵמָה ‎(behemá).

Noun[edit]

בהמה ‎(beheymef, plural בהמות ‎(beheymes)

  1. cow, head of cattle
  2. animal, beast
  3. beast (person who acts in an uncivilised manner)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (cow): קו ‎(ku)