Origin of English word BEHEMOTH

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English Word

BEHEMOTH

Edenic Word

BiHayMOATH

Hebrew Word

בהמות

Transliteration

Bet-Hey-Mem-Vav-Tahf

Pronounciation

BIH-HAY-MOWTH

Conversion

[BHMH]

Roots

BEHEMOTH (huge animal) is an acknowledged borrowing from Hebrew.

The singular is בהמה BiHayMaH (animal, beast or "cattle" - Genesis 1:25). In Job 40:15 the beast is assumed to be a hippopotamus . בהמות ┬áB’HayMOAT or B’HayMOATH means beasts or the hippopotamus.


Branches

If the Caribbean islands were named for bestial cannibals (see CARIBBEAN) perhaps BiHaiMeeY (brutish, animal-like) influenced the naming of the BAHAMAS.


Related Words

CARIBBEAN



James Johnson   1/19/2015 8:40:00 AM
Respectfully, I don't believe behemoth refers to hippopotamus unless you have seen one with a tail like a cedar of Lebanon. You should add a comment that it could and probably refers to a dinosaur! Thanks. Love this site!

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