Search Result for "murrain":
1. any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plague;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Murrain \Mur"rain\, a. Having, or afflicted with, murrain. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Murrain \Mur"rain\, n. [OE. moreine, OF. morine, fr. OF. morir, murir, 8die, L. mori, moriri.] (Far.) An infectious and fatal disease among cattle. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] A murrain on you, may you be afflicted with a pestilent disease. --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
murrain n 1: any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plagueEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Murrain 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).