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the translation in the text of the Authorized Version, (Proverbs 30:31) of the Hebrew word zarzir mothnayin ; i.e. "one girt about the loins." Various are the opinions as to what animal "comely in going" is here intended Some think "a leopard," others "an eagle," or "a man girt with armor," or "a zebra," or "a war-horse girt with trappings." But perhaps the word means "a wrestler," when girt about the loins for a contest.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Proverbs 30:31), the rendering of the Hebrew zarzir mothnayim, meaning literally "girded as to the lions." Some (Gesen.; R.V. marg.) render it "war-horse." The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it "cock." It has been by some interpreters rendered also "stag" and "warrior," as being girded about or panoplied, and "wrestler." The greyhound, however, was evidently known in ancient times, as appears from Egyptian monuments.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


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Strong's Hebrew
2223. zarzir -- girded
... greyhound. By reduplication from zuwr; properly, tightly girt, ie Probably a racer,
or some fleet animal (as being slender in the waist) -- + greyhound. ...
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4975. mothen -- loins
... to be slender. From an unused root meaning to be slender; properly, the waist or
small of the back; only in plural the loins -- + greyhound, loins, side. ...
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The Weird Lady
... steed is dead in his stall, Earl Harold, Since thou hast been with me; The rust
has eaten thy harness bright, And the rats have eaten thy greyhound light, That ...
// and other poems/the weird lady.htm

A Good Teaching How a Man Shall Flee These Deceits, and Work More ...
... as well in body as in soul; and abide courteously and meekly the will of our Lord,
and snatch not overhastily, as it were a greedy greyhound, hunger thee never ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the six and 3.htm

... They are to set about this spiritual work not only with energy, but with courtesy:
not "snatching as it were a greedy greyhound" at spiritual satisfactions ...
// cloud of unknowing/introduction.htm

The Origin of Species.
... Thus, the spaniel and the greyhound, the dray-horse and the Arab, the pouter and
the tumbler, breed together with perfect freedom, and their mongrels, if ...
/.../huxley/lay sermons addresses and reviews/xii the origin of species.htm

The Political Constitution of Egypt
... the gods, moreover, is really surmounted by the head of a quadruped having a pointed
snout and long retreating ears, and belonging to the greyhound, jackal, or ...
/.../chapter ithe political constitution of.htm

The Nile and Egypt
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 1. <. ...
/.../chapter i the nile and egypt.htm

Greyhound (1 Occurrence)
... it "cock." It has been by some interpreters rendered also "stag" and "warrior,"
as being girded about or panoplied, and "wrestler." The greyhound, however, was ...
/g/greyhound.htm - 7k

Dog (19 Occurrences)
... There is further the reference to the greyhound (Proverbs 30:31 English Versions)
as one of the four things which are "stately in their going." But the ...
/d/dog.htm - 20k

... see) not found in Palestine CHIROPTERA: Bat CARNIVORA (a) Felidae, Cat, Lion, Leopard
(b) Hyaenidae, Hyena (c) Canidae, Dog (including Greyhound), Fox, Jackal ...
/z/zoology.htm - 18k

Griddle (5 Occurrences)

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Grey-headed (2 Occurrences)
Grey-headed. Greyheaded, Grey-headed. Greyhound . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(BBE). Greyheaded, Grey-headed. Greyhound . Reference Bible.
/g/grey-headed.htm - 7k

Fallow (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Left unplanted after plowing; uncultivated; resting; as, fallow farmland.
2. (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound. ...
/f/fallow.htm - 9k

Slip (22 Occurrences)
... to slip a piece of cloth or paper. 9. (vt) To let loose in pursuit of game,
as a greyhound. 10. (vt) To cause to slip or slide off ...
/s/slip.htm - 16k

He-goat (23 Occurrences)
... (Root in JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV). Proverbs 30:31 The greyhound; the
he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up. ...
/h/he-goat.htm - 13k

Hound (1 Occurrence)
... one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also
used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc ...
/h/hound.htm - 7k

Hunting (9 Occurrences)
... East, and it is not improbable that they were put to this service by the Hebrews
also, but there is no clear Biblical evidence, as "greyhound" in Proverbs 30 ...
/h/hunting.htm - 22k

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