|—n , pl hinds, hind|
|1.||the female of the deer, esp the red deer when aged three years or more|
|2.||any of several marine serranid fishes of the genus Epinephelus, closely related and similar to the gropers|
|[Old English hind; related to Old High German hinta, Greek kemas young deer, Lithuanian szmúlas hornless]|
Heb. 'ayalah (2 Sam. 22:34; Ps. 18:33, etc.) and 'ayeleth (Ps. 22, title), the female of the hart or stag. It is referred to as an emblem of activity (Gen. 49:21), gentleness (Prov. 5:19), feminine modesty (Cant. 2:7; 3:5), earnest longing (Ps. 42:1), timidity (Ps. 29:9). In the title of Ps. 22, the word probably refers to some tune bearing that name.