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ˈspæv ɪnspavin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spavinnoun

    a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness

Wiktionary

  1. spavinnoun

    A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spavinnoun

    a disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly supposed

    Etymology: [OE. spaveyne, OF. esparvain, F. parvin; akin to OF. espervier a sparrow hawk, F. pervier, fr. OHG. sparwri (G. sperber), fr. OHG. sparo sparrow, because this disease makes the horse raise the infirm leg in the manner of a sparrow hawk or sparrow. See Sparrow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spavin

    spav′in, n. a disease of horses occurring under two different forms—bog-spavin, in which the hock-joint is distended with dark-coloured synovia or joint-oil, and bone-spavin, in which a bony enlargement occurs towards the inside of the hock, at the head of the shank-bone, or between some of the small bones of the hock.—adj. Spav′ined, affected with spavin. [O. Fr. esparvain (Fr. éparvin)—Old High Ger. sparo, sparwe, a sparrow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spavin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spavin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    • A. accident
    • B. humility
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