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Fangs
Cheek Teeth
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fangs
Fangs [Heb. malteʿôṯ (Ps. 58:6 [MT 7]), meṯalleʿôṯ (Job 29:17; Joel 1:6)]; AV GREAT TEETH, JAWS, CHEEK TEETH; NEB also JAWS. The word is used figuratively, as a synonym of reckless strength and cruelty.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEEK TEETH
CHEEK TEETH(מְתַלְּעָה‎ [methallèah], transposed from מַלְּתָּעָה‎ [maltàah] (only in Psalm 58:6), literally “the biter,” “crusher,” “molar,” “jaw-teeth,” “great teeth” (Job 29:17 m; Joel 1:6)).Figurative: The word is used as a synonym of reckless strength and cruelty.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Fangs
Fangs. I fell into his fangs. Into his power, his clutches. (Anglo-Saxon, fang, a grasp.)“To seize,Traitors, that vice-like fang the hand ye lick.”Bailey: Festus (A Village Feast), sec. 9.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cheek Teeth
CHEEK TEETH (מְתַלְּעָה‎, methalle‛āh, transposed from מַלְתָּעָה‎, maltāʽāh [only in Ps 58:6], lit. “the biter,” “crusher,” “molar,” “jaw-teeth,” “great teeth” [Job 29:17 m; Joel 1:6]).Figurative: The word is used as a synonym of reckless strength and cruelty.
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