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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate.

2. (v. t.) To ruminate mentally; to meditate on.

3. (v. i.) To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate.

4. (n.) That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEW; CUD

choo, chu, (ma`aleh gerah, literally "bringing up" (American Revised Versions margin), i.e. "chewing the cud," from garar, "to roll," "ruminate"): One of the marks of cleanliness, in the sense of fitness for food, of a quadruped, given in Leviticus 11:3 and Deuteronomy 14:6, is the chewing of the cud. Among the animals considered clean are therefore included the ox, the sheep, the goat, the hart, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the pygarg, the antelope and the chamois. Several of the forbidden animals are expressly named in the passages, e.g. the camel, the rock-badger, the hare and the swine. In addition to the distinctions between clean and unclean animals mentioned in the Bible, the Talmud points out that the clean animals have no upper teeth, that their horns are either forked, or if not forked they are clear of splinters, notched with scales and round, and that certain portions of the meat of clean animals tear lengthwise as well as across. Many theories have been advanced as to the reasons for the distinctions with regard to the chewing of the cud and the cloven hoof. See the Jewish Encyclopedia under the word "Clean." The most obvious is that ruminating animals and animals without claws were apparently cleaner-feeding animals than the others.

Nathan Isaacs

Greek
3145. masaomai -- to chew
... to chew. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: masaomai Phonetic Spelling:
(mas-sah'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I bite, gnaw Definition: I bite, gnaw, chew. ...
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5176. trogo -- to gnaw, munch, crunch
... through the idea of corrosion or wear; or perhaps rather of a base of trugon and
trizo through the idea of a craunching sound; to gnaw or chew, ie (generally ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1641. garar -- to drag, drag away
... root Definition to drag, drag away NASB Word Usage chew (1), drag them away (2),
sawed (1), sweeping (1). catch, chew, continuing, destroy, saw. ...
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7170. qerats -- a piece
... accuse. (Aramaic) corresponding to qerets in the sense of a bit (to "eat the morsels
of" any one, ie Chew him up (figuratively) by slander) -- + accuse. ...
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5927. alah -- to go up, ascend, climb
... 1), brought (66), burn (2), burnt offerings (1), came (67), came back (1), carried
(2), carried away (1), carry (3), cast (1), charging (1), chew (4), chews (5 ...
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Library

Argument. --And Thus Unclean Animals are not to be Reproached ...
... clean. The creatures that are clean, it says, both chew the cud and divide
the hoof; the unclean do neither, or only one of the two. ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter iii argument and thus unclean.htm

A Spirit Illumined Mind.
... That is the word here"ruminate. Chew the cud, if you would get the richest cream
and butter here. ... You chew a while on Tennyson, or Browning, or Longfellow. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/a spirit illumined mind.htm

What the Big Chest Contained
... lifting something that was very heavy, and Will suggested to the boys that they
go and lend their services provided the man would give them each a chew of his ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/byrum/how john became a man/chapter iii what the big.htm

Letter C
... 1833 * Chenowith, Samuel "Received 1815 * Chesley, George C. "Received 1819, Located
1827 * Chesney, Jesse "Received 1823 * Chew, Nathaniel "Received ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter c.htm

In the Sod Cellar
... Here's your chance. If you get to where you can smoke a pipe, chew tobacco, and
spit, in the way that your father and my dad do, you will be a man. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/byrum/how john became a man/chapter ii in the sod.htm

The Clean and the Unclean
... The beast that was clean was to chew the cud: here is the inner-life; every truehearted
man must know how to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the sacred ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/the clean and the unclean.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
... <. Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren. Charles Franks,
Chew-Hung, Lee, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Table of Contents. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/

Joy, a Duty
... joy. We are to chew the cud of delight; we are to roll the dainty morsel
under our tongue till we get the very essence out of it. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/joy a duty.htm

Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
... blasted the East Indies. Three hundred millions chew hashish, and Persia,
Brazil, and Africa suffer the delirium. The Tartars employ ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 8/talmage a bloody monster.htm

Argument. --He First of all Asserts that the Law is Spiritual; and ...
... Moreover, it gave this character to those that were clean, that those which chew
the cud and divide the hoofs are clean; those are unclean which do neither one ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter ii argument he first of.htm

Thesaurus
Chew (5 Occurrences)
... cud. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHEW; CUD. choo ... others. Nathan Isaacs.
Multi-Version Concordance Chew (5 Occurrences). Leviticus ...
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Cud (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The first stomach of ruminating beasts. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
CHEW; CUD. ... Nathan Isaacs. CUD. See CHEW. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/c/cud.htm - 11k

Coney (2 Occurrences)
... rhinoceros. When it is said to "chew the cud," the Hebrew word so used does
not necessarily imply the possession of a ruminant stomach. ...
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Hoof (11 Occurrences)
... HOOF. hoof. See CHEW; CLOVEN. ... Leviticus 11:7 The pig, because he has a split hoof,
and is cloven-footed, but doesn't chew the cud, he is unclean to you. ...
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Cloven (12 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 11:4 Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those
with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven ...
/c/cloven.htm - 11k

Split (36 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 11:4 "'Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud,
or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because he chews the cud but doesn ...
/s/split.htm - 19k

Ceremonially (38 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 11:4 "'Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud,
or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because he chews the cud but doesn ...
/c/ceremonially.htm - 18k

Hoofs (18 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 11:4 Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those
with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven ...
/h/hoofs.htm - 12k

Divide (71 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 11:4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or
of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but ...
/d/divide.htm - 31k

Rock-badger (2 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 14:7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud,
or of them that have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the coney ...
/r/rock-badger.htm - 7k

Concordance
Chew (5 Occurrences)

Leviticus 11:4
"'Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because he chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 11:7
The pig, because he has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but doesn't chew the cud, he is unclean to you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 11:26
"'Every animal which parts the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor chews the cud, is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 14:7
Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of those who have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit; because they chew the cud but don't part the hoof, they are unclean to you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 14:8
The pig, because it has a split hoof but doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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