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behemoth a huge or monstrous creature. The name comes from a Hebrew word occurring several times in the Old Testament and generally translated as ‘beast’; however, in Job 40:15, the Authorized Version has ‘behemoth’. The animal mentioned in Job is probably the hippopotamus, but the word came to be used generally for a particularly large and strong animal.

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be·he·moth / biˈhēmə[unvoicedth]; ˈbēəmə[unvoicedth]/ • n. a huge or monstrous creature. ∎  something enormous, esp. a big and powerful organization: shoppers are now more loyal to their local stores than to faceless behemoths.

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behemoth (bē´hĬmŏth, bĬhē´–) [Heb.,=plural of beast], large, fanciful primeval monster, like Leviathan, evoking the hippopotamus mentioned in the Book of Job. In the Book of Psalms the term occurs in a non-mythological context.

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Behemoth. A monster described in the book of Job. In Job 40. 15–24.

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