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Stomach

STOMACH

stum'-uk (stomachos):

In man and most vertebrates, a membranous sac-like portion of the alimentary canal, in which the earlier stages of digestion take place and in which food is prepared to yield its nourishment (1 Timothy 5:23).

Used figuratively of pride, "A proud look and high stomach" (Psalms 101:7, Prayer-book Version), and courage, "Stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly stomach" (2 Macc 7:21 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "with manly passion").


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