Veterinary Pathology. any of various diseases of cattle, as anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, and Texas fever.
Obsolete. a plague or pestilence.

1300–50; Middle English moreine, moryne < Middle French morine a plague, equivalent to mor(ir) to die (≪ Latin morī) + -ine -ine2 Unabridged
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murrain (ˈmʌrɪn)
1.  any plaguelike disease in cattle
2.  a plague
[C14: from Old French morine, from morir to die, from Latin morī]

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Word Origin & History

"cattle plague," early 14c., from O.Fr. moraine "pestilence," from mourir "to die," from L. mori (see mortal).
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Bible Dictionary

Murrain definition

Heb. deber, "destruction," a "great mortality", the fifth plague that fell upon the Egyptians (Ex. 9:3). It was some distemper that resulted in the sudden and widespread death of the cattle. It was confined to the cattle of the Egyptians that were in the field (9:6).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
May his cattle die of murrain, and his pigs destroy his garden.
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