And we have several modern instances, where the name of the transplanter, or rearer, has been preserved in this sort of creation.
Equally bad is the horse with no mouth at all, for he is often a rearer or a jibber.
Then the moulting seasons are always periods of trial to the larv, and often of loss to the rearer.
As such Apollo is κουροτρόφος (“rearer of boys”) and patron of the palaestra.
Were we right in selecting him out of ten thousand other claimants to be the shepherd and rearer of the human flock?
Meantime earth as she brings forth vegetation in spring is Kourotrophos, rearer of Kouroi, or the young men of the tribe.
"hindmost part," c.1600, abstracted from rerewarde "rear guard, hindmost part of an army or fleet" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French rerewarde, Old French rieregarde, from Old French adverb riere "behind" (from Latin retro "back, behind;" see retro-) + Old French garde (see guard (n.)). Or the word may be a shortened form of arrear (see arrears).
As a euphemism for "buttocks" it is attested from 1796. Rear admiral is first attested 1580s, apparently so called from ranking "behind" an admiral proper. Rear-view (mirror) is recorded from 1926.
Old English ræran "to raise, build up, create, set on end; arouse, excite, stir up," from Proto-Germanic *raizijanau "to raise," causative of *risanan "to rise" (see raise (v.)). Meaning "bring into being, bring up" (as a child) is recorded from early 15c.; that of "raise up on the hind legs" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Reared; rearing.
"attack in the rear," 17c., from rear (n.).
c.1300, from Old French rere (see rear (n.)).