boar

[bawr, bohr]
noun
1.
the uncastrated male swine.
adjective
3.
South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, especially full-grown: a boar cat.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English boor, Old English bār; cognate with Dutch beer, Old High German bêr < West Germanic *baira-, perhaps akin to Welsh baedd

boar, Boer, boor, bore.
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boar (bɔː)
 
n
1.  an uncastrated male pig
2.  See wild boar
 
[Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr]

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boar
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 W.Gmc. Applied in M.E. to persons of boar-like character.
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Boar definition


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.

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