Occurs only in Ps. 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered "swine" (Lev. 11:7; Deut. 14:8; Prov. 11:22; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17). The Hebrews abhorred swine's flesh, and accordingly none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond the Sea of Galilee. In the psalm quoted above the powers that destroyed the Jewish nation are compared to wild boars and wild beasts of the field.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • boar — [ bɔr ] (plural boars or boar) noun count 1. ) a male pig 2. ) a WILD BOAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boar — (n.) O.E. bar boar, from W.Gmc. *bairaz (Cf. O.S. ber, Du. beer, O.H.G. ber), of unknown origin with no cognates outside West Germanic. Applied in Middle English to persons of boar like character …   Etymology dictionary

  • boar — [bôr] n. pl. boars or boar [ME bor < OE bar; akin to Ger (dial.) bär, Du beer: only in WGmc] 1. a mature uncastrated male pig 2. WILD BOAR …   English World dictionary

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  • boar — ► NOUN (pl. same or boars) 1) (also wild boar) a tusked wild pig. 2) an uncastrated domestic male pig. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • boar — [bo: US bo:r] n [: Old English; Origin: bar] 1.) a wild pig 2.) a male pig …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • boar — /bawr, bohr/, n. 1. the uncastrated male swine. 2. See wild boar. adj. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, esp. full grown: a boar cat. [bef. 1000; ME boor, OE bar; c. D beer, OHG bêr < WGmc *baira , perh. akin to Welsh baedd] * …   Universalium

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