[mur-in] /ˈmɜr ɪn/
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
Example Sentences for murrain
May his cattle die of murrain, and his pigs destroy his garden.
British Dictionary definitions for murrain
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 and History for murrain
"cattle plague," early 14c., from O.Fr. moraine "pestilence," from mourir "to die," from L. mori (see mortal).
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murrain in the Bible

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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