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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heifer  \Heif"er\,  n.  [OE.  hayfare,  AS  he['a]hfore,  he['a]fore; 
  the  second  part  of  this  word  seems  akin  to  AS  fearr  bull, 
  ox  akin  to  OHG.  farro,  G.  farre,  D.  vaars,  heifer,  G. 
  f["a]rse,  and  perh.  to  Gr  ?,  ?,  calf,  heifer.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  young  cow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heifer 
  n  :  young  cow 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Heifer 
  Heb.  'eglah,  (Deut.  21:4,  6;  Jer.  46:20).  Untrained  to  the  yoke 
  (Hos.  10:11);  giving  milk  (Isa.  7:21);  ploughing  (Judg.  14:18); 
  treading  out  grain  (Jer.  50:11);  unsubdued  to  the  yoke  an  emblem 
  of  Judah  (Isa.  15:5;  Jer.  48:34). 
 
  Heb.  parah  (Gen.  41:2;  Num.  19:2).  Bearing  the  yoke  (Hos. 
  4:16);  "heifers  of  Bashan"  (Amos  4:1),  metaphorical  for  the 
  voluptuous  females  of  Samaria.  The  ordinance  of  sacrifice  of  the 
  "red  heifer"  described  in  Num.  19:1-10;  comp.  Heb.  9:13. 
 




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