fatling

fatling

[fat-ling]
noun
a young animal, as a calf or a lamb, fattened for slaughter.

Origin:
1520–30; fat + -ling1

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fatling (ˈfætlɪŋ)
 
n
a young farm animal fattened for killing

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Fatling definition


(1.) A fatted animal for slaughter (2 Sam. 6:13; Isa. 11:6; Ezek. 39:18. Comp. Matt. 22:4, where the word used in the original, sitistos, means literally "corn-fed;" i.e., installed, fat). (2.) Ps. 66:15 (Heb. meah, meaning "marrowy," "fat," a species of sheep). (3.) 1 Sam. 15:9 (Heb. mishneh, meaning "the second," and hence probably "cattle of a second quality," or lambs of the second birth, i.e., autmnal lambs, and therfore of less value).

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