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[mur-in] /ˈmɜr ɪn/

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

“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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