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Cud
Portion of food that returns from a ruminant’s stomach to the mouth.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chewing the Cud
Chewing the Cud [Heb. gērâ-‘cud,’ gārār gērâ- ‘ruminate,’ ma‘aleh haggērâ-‘bringing up the cud’]. One of the marks of cleanliness in a quadruped, given in Lev. 11:3 and Dt. 14:6. Among the animals considered fit for food are therefore included the ox, the sheep, the goat, the hart, the gazelle,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cud
CUD — partially digested food regurgitated from the first stomach of an animal and chewed again. The Hebrews were forbidden by the law of Moses from eating animals that chewed the cud (Lev. 11:3; Deut. 14:6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEW; CUD
CHEW; CUD<choo>, <chu>, (מַעֲלֶה ססִנֵגֵּרָה‎ [màaleh gerah], literally “bringing up” (American Revised Versions margin), i.e. “chewing the cud,” from garar, “to roll,” “ruminate”): One of the marks of cleanliness, in the sense of fitness for food, of a quadruped, given in Leviticus 11:3 and
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cud
Cud. Animals that chew their cud are referred to in Lev. 11:3–7; Deut. 14:6–8. By a wonderful contrivance some animals are provided with several stomachs. When grazing their food is swallowed without mastication, and when at rest they can throw up from one of their stomachs to their mouth round balls
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chew, Cud
CHEW, cho̅o̅, chū, CUD (מַעֲלֶה גֵּרָה‎, ma‛ăleh gērāh, lit. “bringing up” [ARVm], i.e. “chewing the cud,” from gārar, “to roll,” “ruminate”): One of the marks of cleanliness, in the sense of fitness for food, of a quadruped, given in Lev 11:3 and Dt 14:6, is the chewing of the cud. Among the animals
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