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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boar  \Boar\,  n.  [OE.  bar,  bor,  bore,  AS  b[=a]r;  akin  to  OHG. 
  p?r,  MHG.  b?r,  G.  b["a]r,  boar  (but  not  b["a]r  bear),  and 
  perh.  Russ.  borov'  boar.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  uncastrated  male  of  swine;  specifically,  the  wild  hog. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boar 
  n  1:  Old  World  wild  swine  having  a  narrow  body  and  prominent 
  tusks  from  which  most  domestic  swine  come  introduced  in 
  United  States  [syn:  {wild  boar},  {Sus  scrofa}] 
  2:  an  uncastrated  male  hog 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Boar 
  occurs  only  in  Ps  80:13.  The  same  Hebrew  word  is  elsewhere 
  rendered  swine"  (Lev.  11:7;  Deut.  14:8;  Prov.  11:22;  Isa.  65:4; 
  66:3,  17).  The  Hebrews  abhorred  swine's  flesh,  and  accordingly 
  none  of  these  animals  were  reared,  except  in  the  district  beyond 
  the  Sea  of  Galilee.  In  the  psalm  quoted  above  the  powers  that 
  destroyed  the  Jewish  nation  are  compared  to  wild  boars  and  wild 
  beasts  of  the  field. 
 




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