What does hyrax mean?

Definitions for hyraxˈhaɪ ræks; -rəˌsiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyrax, coney, cony, dassie, das(noun)

    any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes


  1. hyrax(Noun)

    any of several small, ungulate herbivorous mammals, of the order Hyracoidea, with a bulky frame and fang-like incisors; they are native to Africa and the Middle East.

  2. Origin: From ὕραξ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hyrax(noun)

    any animal of the genus Hyrax, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best known species are the daman (H. Syriacus) of Palestine, and the klipdas (H. capensis) of South Africa. Other species are H. arboreus and H. Sylvestris, the former from Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See Daman

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. shrew mouse.]


  1. Hyrax

    A hyrax is any species of fairly small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. The rock hyrax Procavia capensis, the yellow-spotted rock hyrax Heterohyrax brucei, the western tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis, and the southern tree hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus live in Africa and the Middle East. Hyraxes are well-furred, rotund creatures with short tails. Most measure between 30 and 70 cm long and weigh between 2 and 5 kg. They are often mistaken for rodents, but in actuality are more closely related to elephants.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hyrax

    hī′raks, n. a genus of mammals of obscure affinities, like rabbits in size and marmots in appearance, living among rocks in Africa and Syria—the Cape Daman, Klippdass, or Rock-badger; the Shaphan (Hyrax syriacus) mistranslated 'cony' of Scripture; and the Abyssinian Ashtok.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyrax in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyrax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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