Javan ox

Ox Ox ([o^]ks), n.; pl. {Oxen}. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle. [root]214. Cf. {Humid}, {Aurochs}.] (Zo["o]l.) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female. [1913 Webster]

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field. --Ps. viii. 7. [1913 Webster]

Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male, not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are well established in regard to domestic animals of this genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox is often applied both to the male and the female. The name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both the male and the female. [1913 Webster]

{Grunting ox} (Zo["o]l.), the yak.

{Indian ox} (Zo["o]l.), the zebu.

{Javan ox} (Zo["o]l.), the banteng.

{Musk ox}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Musk}.

{Ox bile}. See {Ox gall}, below.

{Ox gall}, the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the arts and in medicine.

{Ox pith}, ox marrow. [Obs.] --Marston.

{Ox ray} (Zo["o]l.), a very large ray ({Dicerobatis Giorn[ae]}) of Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ projecting forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes becomes twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and weighs over a ton. Called also {sea devil}.

{To have the black ox tread on one's foot}, to be unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen were sacrificed to Pluto). --Leigh Hunt. [1913 Webster]


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  • JAVAN — (Heb. יָוָן), fourth of the seven sons of Japheth, son of Noah and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (or Rodanim; Gen. 10:2, 4; 1 Chron. 1:5, 7). The name Javan reflects the Greek heroic name Ion, the legendary ancestor of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Javan — Javán o Yaván (Idioma hebreo יָוָן, Yavan, Hebreo tiberiano Yāwān) es dentro de la mitología hebrea y judeocristiana uno de los hijos de Jafet. Se lo menciona en el primer libro de la Biblia, Génesis 10:4. Fue padre de cuatro hijos: Elisá, Tarsis …   Wikipedia Español

  • javan — javan; javan·thro·pus; …   English syllables

  • Javan — Javan, 1) ein Sohn Japhets, dessen Nachkommen[764] (Javaniter) nach Griechenland zogen, daher 2) J. so v.w. Griechenland; 3) Stadt im Glücklichen Arabien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • JAVAN — fil. Iaphet. Gen. c. 10. v. 1. Is. c. 66. v. 19. Ezech. c. 27. v. 13. et 19. Ionum Parriarcha. Huius filii 4. Elisam Aeolum caput. Tharsis Cilicum auctor, Chettim Cypriorum, et Rhodanim Rhodiensium progenitor. torniel. A. M. 1931. n. 22. Sed vide …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Javan — This article is about the Biblical name Javan. For Katherine Kurtz s fictional character, see Javan of Gwynedd. Javan is also an adjectival form for Java, which refers to something from the island of Java, and distinct from the term Javanese… …   Wikipedia

  • Javan — Ali Javan (* 26. Dezember 1926 in Teheran) ist ein iranischer Physiker am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Zusammen mit William R. Bennett (1930 2008) entwickelte er 1960 den Helium Neon Laser. Leben Javans Eltern stammten aus Tabriz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Javan —    1) The fourth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), whose descendants settled in Greece, i.e., Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the king of Javan (rendered Grecia, Dan. 8:21; 10:20; comp. 11:2; Zech. 9:13).… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Javan — Hebrew for Ionia and hence the Greek area of Asia Minor which included Ephesus and Miletus (Acts 20:17; Rev. 1:11) and Greece in general, so that the king of Javan (Hebrew of Dan. 8:21) is a reference to Alexander the Great …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Javan — Yavane Yavane (en hébreu יָוָן) est un des patriarches cité dans le livre de la Genèse (Gn. 10:2). Il est le quatrième des sept enfants cités de Japhet. Le poète Homère, appelle les premiers grecs Iaoneés, et à partir de Sargon II, le nom Iavanu… …   Wikipédia en Français

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