Greyhound

Greyhound [N] [S]

( Proverbs 30:31 ), the rendering of the Hebrew zarzir mothnayim , meaning literally "girded as to the lions." Some (Gesen.; RSV marg.) render it "war-horse." The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it "cock." It has been by some interpreters rendered also "stag" and "warrior," as being girded about or panoplied, and "wrestler." The greyhound, however, was evidently known in ancient times, as appears from Egyptian monuments.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Greyhound". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Greyhound, [N] [E]

the translation in the text of the Authorized Version, ( Proverbs 30:31 ) of the Hebrew word zarzir mothnayin ; i.e. "one girt about the loins." Various are the opinions as to what animal "comely in going" is here intended Some think "a leopard," others "an eagle," or "a man girt with armor," or "a zebra," or "a war-horse girt with trappings." But perhaps the word means "a wrestler," when girt about the loins for a contest.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Greyhound,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

GREYHOUND

gra'-hound.

See DOG.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GREYHOUND'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.