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 for behemoth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Behemoth \Be"he*moth\, n. [Heb. behem[=o]th, fr. Egyptian
     P-ehe-maut hippopotamus.]
     1. An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in --Job
        xl. 15-24.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. something of large size or great power.
        [PJC] Behen

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
           [syn: giant, goliath, behemoth, monster,
      2: a person of exceptional importance and reputation [syn:
         colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Job 40:15-24). Some have supposed this to be an Egyptian word
     meaning a "water-ox." The Revised Version has here in the margin
     "hippopotamus," which is probably the correct rendering of the
     word. The word occurs frequently in Scripture, but, except here,
     always as a common name, and translated "beast" or "cattle."

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Behemoth, beasts

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