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


Noun

  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.

Synonyms

beast, leviathan, monster, mammoth, huge


Pronunciations

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

Origin

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


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Behemoth.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “behemoth”, accessed October 28, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Behemoth. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/behemoth


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