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  • she-goat — noun female goat • Syn: ↑nanny, ↑nanny goat • Hypernyms: ↑goat, ↑caprine animal • Part Meronyms: ↑udder, ↑bag …   Useful english dictionary

  • she goat — female goat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goat — O.E. gat she goat, from P.Gmc. *gaitaz (Cf. O.S. get, O.N. geit, Dan. gjed, M.Du. gheet, Du. geit, O.H.G. geiz, Ger. Geiß, Goth. gaits goat ), from PIE *ghaidos young goat, also p …   Etymology dictionary

  • she- — UK [ʃiː] US [ʃi] prefix female used with some nouns a she wolf (=a female wolf) Thesaurus: prefixeshyponym * * * she «shee», pronoun, singular nom …   Useful english dictionary

  • she- — [ʃi:] prefix female ▪ a she goat ▪ a she devil (=evil woman) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • she- — [ʃi:] prefix female ▪ a she goat ▪ a she devil (=evil woman) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Goat — Billy goat redirects here. For the Lance Corporal in the Royal Welsh, see William Windsor (goat). For the urban legend, see Curse of the Billy Goat. This article is about the domesticated species. For other species, see Capra (genus). For other… …   Wikipedia

  • GOAT — The classification of the domesticated goat bred in Israel is disputed among scholars, some maintaining that it originates from the wild goat Capra hircus, hence the name of the domesticated goat as Capra hircus mambrica, others, that it… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Goat —    1) Heb. ez, the she goat (Gen. 15:9; 30:35; 31:38). This Hebrew word is also used for the he goat (Ex. 12:5; Lev. 4:23; Num. 28:15), and to denote a kid (Gen. 38:17, 20). Hence it may be regarded as the generic name of the animal as… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • goat — [OE] Old English had no all purpose word for ‘goat’; the male goat was a bucca (‘buck’) and the female goat was a gāt. In early Middle English, goat began to encroach on the semantic territory of buck, and by the 14th century it had come to be… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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