leviathan
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyāthān Date: 14th century 1. a. often capitalized a sea monster defeated by Yahweh in various scriptural accounts b. a large sea animal 2. capitalized the political state; especially a totalitarian state having a vast bureaucracy 3. something large or formidable • leviathan adjective

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  • Leviathan — (Hebrew Name|לִוְיָתָן|Livyatan|Liwyāṯān| Twisted; coiled ) is a Biblical sea monster referred to in the Old Testament (Psalm 74:13 14; Job 41; Isaiah 27:1). The word leviathan has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • Leviathan — Léviathan Pour les articles homonymes, voir Léviathan (homonymie). La destruction du Léviathan, gravure de Gustave Doré, 1865 Le léviathan (de l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LÉVIATHAN — Nom (en hébreu: liwyatan ) d’un serpent mythique qu’on rencontre à plusieurs reprises dans la poésie hébraïque et biblique (Job, Psaumes, Isaïe). Sous ce nom et sous d’autres appellations, il appartient plus largement à la mythologie sémitique.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • LEVIATHAN — (Heb. לִוְיָתָן, livyatan; Ugaritic ltn, presumably pronounced lōtanu, or possibly, lītanu). In the Bible and talmudic literature the leviathan denotes various marine animals, some real, others legendary, and others again both real and legendary …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Leviathan — Студийный альбом Mastodon Дата выпуска 31 август …   Википедия

  • leviathan — late 14c., sea monster, sea serpent, also regarded as a form of Satan, from L.L. leviathan, from Heb. livyathan dragon, serpent, huge sea animal, of unknown origin, perhaps related to liwyah wreath, from root l w h to wind, turn, twist. Of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Leviathan — Le*vi a*than (l[ e]*v[imac] [.a]*than), n. [Heb. livy[=a]th[=a]n.] [1913 Webster] 1. An aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture. [1913 Webster] Note: It is not certainly known what… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leviathan — Leviathan, 1) in der Bibel wahrscheinlich das Krokodil, nach And. die vorweltliche Rieseneidechse (Megalosaurus); 2) (spr. Liveiaßhan, Great Eastern, spr. Gret Ihst rn), ein Riesendampfschiff, welches 1856–58, auf der Themse, unterhalb London,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Leviathan — Leviathan, heißt auch ein Rossesches Teleskop, s.u. Rosse …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Leviathan — Leviathan, s. Kammgarnspinnerei …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Leviathan — Leviāthan, im A. T. (Psalm 104, 26) und in den rabbinischen Legenden ein fabelhaftes Seeungeheuer, Hiob 40, 25 fg. das Krokodil; in der Wollwäscherei der meist aus Einweichbottich und 3 4 Bädern für Maschen und Spulen bestehende Maschinensatz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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