Stout; Stoutness


stout, stout'-nes:

In modern English the word signifies strength firmness, corpulence, etc., but in English Versions of the Bible (Psalms 76:5; Isaiah 10:12; 46:12; Daniel 7:20; Malachi 3:13 with stoutness" in Isaiah 9:9) it always means "bold" or "proud" and invariably in a bad sense; compare the German stolz, with which "stout" is allied.

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