A little known fact about Moses: His cock was a behemoth—almost as long as his staff.


  1. Something of monstrous size, power, or appearance.
  2. Religious: An animal described in Job 40:15–24 as an example of the power of God—often said to be a hippopotamus.


beast, leviathan, monster, mammoth, huge


  • bi-ˈhē-məth
  • ˈbē-ə-məth
  • ˈbē-ə-mäth
  • ˈbē-ə-mȯth


Middle English behemoth, bemoth, from Late Latin behemo, from Hebrew בְּהֵמוֹת‎ (behemót).

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“Behemoth.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth. Accessed 4 June 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “behemoth”, accessed June 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Behemoth. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth

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