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Heb. alukah , occurs once only, viz. (Proverbs 30:16) There is little doubt that alukah denotes some species of leech, or rather is the generic term for any blood-sucking annelid.

ATS Bible Dictionary

The bloodsucker, a well-known water-worm; an apt emblem of avarice and rapacity, Proverbs 30:15. Cicero speaks of the horseleeches of the public treasury at Rome.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Occurs only in Proverbs 30:15 (Hebrews `alukah); the generic name for any blood-sucking annelid. There are various species in the marshes and pools of Palestine. That here referred to, the Hoemopis, is remarkable for the coarseness of its bite, and is therefore not used for medical purposes. They are spoken of in the East with feelings of aversion and horror, because of their propensity to fasten on the tongue and nostrils of horses when they come to drink out of the pools. The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), besides other species of leeches, are common in the waters of Syria.

Of the Term "Enigma," and of Tropical Modes of Speech.
... for here the meaning is patent to all but the very dull; but an enigma is, to explain
it briefly, an obscure allegory, as, eg, "The horseleech had three ...
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The Shortest of the Seven Cries
... The mind of man is like the daughters of the horseleech, which cry for ever, "Give,
give." Metaphorically understood, thirst is dissatisfaction, the craving of ...
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Against Jovinianus.
The Principal Works of St. Jerome. <. ...
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Horseleech (1 Occurrence)
... Syria. Multi-Version Concordance Horseleech (1 Occurrence). Proverbs
30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. ...
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Horseleach (1 Occurrence)

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Leech (1 Occurrence)
... Proverbs 30:15 The horseleech hath two daughters: 'Give, give.' There are three
things that are never satisfied, yea, four that say not: 'Enough': (Root in JPS ...
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Horse-leech (1 Occurrence)
Horse-leech. Horseleech, Horse-leech. Horseman . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
Horseleech, Horse-leech. Horseman . Reference Bible.
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Bible Concordance
Horseleech (1 Occurrence)

Proverbs 30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea, four that say not, Enough:
(See JPS)



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Horseleach (1 Occurrence)

Leech (1 Occurrence)

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