This whale is a behemoth.
- A gigantic corporation is an example of a behemoth.
- A large monster is an example of a behemoth.
- Bible a huge animal, assumed to be the hippopotamus: Job 40:15-24
- any animal or thing that is huge or very powerful
Origin of behemothClassical Hebrew (language) behemot, intensive plural of behema, beast; akin to Ethiopic b?hma, dumb, speechless and amp; Arabic uncertain or unknown; perhaps abham (from source bahma(t), bah?ma(t), animal)
- Something enormous in size or power.
- often Behemoth A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.
Origin of behemothMiddle English behemoth, bemoth, from Hebrew b&schwa;h&emacron;môt, pl. of b&schwa;h&emacron;mâ, beast; see bhm in Semitic roots.
From Middle English bemoth, behemoth, from Late Latin, from Hebrew בהמות (bəhēmōth), either an intensive plural of בהמה (bəhēmāh, “beast”), from Proto-Semitic (compare Ethiopic [script?] (bəhma, “dumb, speechless”), Arabic [script?] (ʼabham, “animal”) (declined as bahma(t), bahīma(t))), or borrowed from Ancient Egyptian p-ehe-mau 'hippopotamus', literally 'water-ox'.