Murrain



[mur-in] /ˈmɜr ɪn/

noun
1.
Veterinary Pathology. any of various diseases of cattle, as anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, and Texas fever.
2.
Obsolete. a plague or pestilence.
/ˈmʌrɪn/
noun (archaic)
1.
any plaguelike disease in cattle
2.
a plague
n.

“cattle plague,” early 14c., from Anglo-French moryn, Old French moraine “pestilence” (12c.), probably from mourir “to die,” from Latin mori (see mortal (adj.)).

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).

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