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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Heb. akhbar, "swift digger"), properly the dormouse, the field-mouse (1 Samuel 6:4). In Leviticus 11:29, Isaiah 66:17 this word is used generically, and includes the jerboa (Mus jaculus), rat, hamster (Cricetus), which, though declared to be unclean animals, were eaten by the Arabs, and are still eaten by the Bedouins. It is said that no fewer than twenty-three species of this group (akhbar=Arab. ferah) of animals inhabit Palestine. God "laid waste" the people of Ashdod by the terrible visitation of field-mice, which are like locusts in their destructive effects (1 Samuel 6:4, 11, 18). Herodotus, the Greek historian, accounts for the destruction of the army of Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:35) by saying that in the night thousands of mice invaded the camp and gnawed through the bow-strings, quivers, and shields, and thus left the Assyrians helpless. (See SENNACHERIB.)

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the corn-eater). The name of this animal occurs in (Leviticus 11:29; 1 Samuel 6:4,5; Isaiah 66:17) The Hebrew word is in all probability generic, and is not intended to denote any particular species of mouse. The original word denotes a field-ravager, and may therefore comprehend any destructive rodent. Tristram found twenty-three species of mice in Palestine. It is probable that in (1 Samuel 6:5) the expression "the mice that mar the land" includes and more particularly refers to the short-tailed field-mice (Arvicola agrestis , Flem.), which cause great destruction to the corn-lands of Syria.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE, noun plural mice. [Latin mus; The Latin mus forms muris in the genitive, and the root is not obvious.]

1. A small animal of the genus Mus, inhabiting houses. The name is also applied to many other species of the genus, as the field mouse meadow mouse rock mouse etc.

2. Among seamen, a knob formed on a rope by spun yarn or parceling.

MOUSE, verb intransitive . mouz. To catch mice.

MOUSE, verb transitive mouz. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse

To mouse a hook, with seamen, is to fasten a small line across the upper part to prevent unhooking.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE-EAR, noun mouse'-ear. A plant of the genus Hieracium; also, a plant of the genus Myosotis, called likewise mouse-ear scorpion grass. The mouse-ear chickweed is of the genus Cerastium.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE-HOLE, noun mous'hole. A hole where mice enter or pass; a very small hole or entrance.

He can creep in at a mouse-hole

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE-HUNT, noun mous'hunt. A hunting for mice.

1. A mouser; one that hunts mice.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSER, noun mouz'er. One that catches mice. The cat is a good mouser

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE-TAIL, noun mous'-tail. A plant of the genus Myosurus.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOUSE-TRAP, noun mous'trap. A trap for catching mice.