Definitions for behemothbɪˈhi məθ, ˈbi ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
be•he•mothbɪˈhi məθ, ˈbi ə-(n.)
an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24.
any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.
Origin of behemoth:
1350–1400; ME bemoth < Heb bəhēmōth
giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
A great and mighty beast God shows Job in Job 40:15-24.
A great and mighty monster.
Something which has the qualities of great power and might, and monstrous proportions.
Origin: From Middle English bemoth, behemoth, from Late Latin, from בהמות, either an intensive plural of בהמה 'beast', from (compare Ethiopic 'dumb, speechless', Arabic (declined as bahma(t), bahīma(t)) 'animal'), or borrowed from Ancient Egyptian p-ehe-mau 'hippopotamus', literally 'water-ox'.
an animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24
Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. Suggested identities range from dinosaur to crocodile to a mythological creature. Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity.
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