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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Behe’moth (Hebrew).
 
The hippopot’amus; once thought to be the rhinoceros. (See Job xl. 15.)   1
       
“Behold! in plaited mail,
       
Behe’moth rears his head.”
       
Thomson: Summer, 709, 710.
   The word is generally, but incorrectly, pronounced Be’hemoth; but Milton, like Thomson, places the accent on the second syllable.   2
       
“Scarce from his mold
       
Behemoth, biggest born of earth, upheaved
His vastness.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, vii. 471.
 


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