Other Word Forms of Scapegoat
Origin of Scapegoat
Coined by Tyndale from scape +"Ž goat, interpreting Hebrew עזאזל (“Azazel") (Leviticus 16:8, 10, 26), from an interpretation as coming from ×¢×– (ez, “goat") and אוזל (ozél, “escapes"). First attested 1530.
scape goat (translation of Hebrew ‘ēz ’ōzēl goat that escapes) (misreading of ‘ăzā’zēl Azazel)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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