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fatling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatling  \Fat"ling\,  n.  [Fat  +  -ling.] 
  A  calf,  lamb,  kid,  or  other  young  animal  fattened  for 
  slaughter;  a  fat  animal;  --  said  of  such  animals  as  are  used 
  for  food. 
 
  He  sacrificed  oxen  and  fatlings.  --2  Sam.  vi 
  13. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fatling 
  (1.)  A  fatted  animal  for  slaughter  (2  Sam.  6:13;  Isa.  11:6; 
  Ezek.  39:18.  Comp.  Matt.  22:4,  where  the  word  used  in  the 
  original,  sitistos  means  literally  "corn-fed;"  i.e.,  installed, 
  fat).  (2.)  Ps  66:15  (Heb.  meah,  meaning  "marrowy,"  "fat,"  a 
  species  of  sheep).  (3.)  1  Sam.  15:9  (Heb.  mishneh  meaning  "the 
  second,"  and  hence  probably  "cattle  of  a  second  quality,"  or 
  lambs  of  the  second  birth,  i.e.,  autmnal  lambs,  and  therfore  of 
  less  value).