Pygarg
Pygarg Py"garg, Pygargus Py*gar"gus, [L. pygargus, Gr. ?, literally, white rump; ? the rump + white: cf. F. pygargue.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump. --Deut. xiv. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The female of the hen harrier. (b) The sea eagle. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pygarg — The pygarg (Hebrew: דישון dishon‎) is an animal mentioned in the Bible in Deuteronomy 14:5, as one of the animals permitted for food. The Septuagint translates dishon as pygargos (meaning white rumped ) and the King James Version takes from there …   Wikipedia

  • pygarg — noun An unidentified large animal with horns, possibly the addax, mentioned in the Bible (Deuteronomy 14:5) as one of the animals permitted for food …   Wiktionary

  • Pygarg —    Heb. dishon, springing , (Deut. 14:5), one of the animals permitted for food. It is supposed to be the Antelope addax. It is described as a large animal, over 3 1/2 feet high at the shoulder, and, with its gently twisted horns, 2 1/2 feet long …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • pygarg — «us (L). A kind of eagle; a kind of antelope …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • pygarg —   Kikona …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • pygarg — noun also pygargus (plural pygargs also pygarguses) Etymology: Latin pygargus, an antelope, an eagle, from Greek pygargos, literally, white rump, from pyg + argos white more at argent 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pygargus — Pygarg Py garg, Pygargus Py*gar gus, [L. pygargus, Gr. ?, literally, white rump; ? the rump + white: cf. F. pygargue.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump. Deut. xiv. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of the animals in the Bible — See main article Animals in the Bible. The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list… …   Wikipedia

  • Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Addax — Ad dax, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the largest African antelopes ({Hippotragusnasomaculatus} or {Oryx nasomaculatus}). [1913 Webster] Note: It is now believed to be the {Strepsiceros} (twisted horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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