beard


beard
Full beards were worn by Jewish men, for whom it was a sign of vitality (unlike the Egyptians, Gen. 41:14). It was an outrage when Hanun, king of the Ammonites, cut off the beards of David's envoys (2 Sam. 10:4); and Ezra pulled out his beard to show the depth of his distress (Ezra 9:3). It has been suggested that the insult voluntarily suffered by the Servant (Isa. 50:6) of plucking the beard is influenced by the ritual of the Babylonian New Year Festival when the king submitted to this cultic suffering to give reassurance to the people that in their time of distress they would also be succoured by God.

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  • Beard — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Al Beard (* 1942), US amerikanischer Basketballspieler Alana Beard (* 1982), US amerikanische Basketballspielerin Amanda Beard (* 1981), US amerikanische Schwimmerin Butch Beard (* 1947), US amerikanischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beard —     Beard     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Beard     Among the Jews, as among most Oriental peoples, the beard was especially cherished as a symbol of virility; to cut off another man s beard was an outrage (II Kings, x, 4); to shave or to pluck one …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • beard — beard·er; beard; beard·ie; beard·less; beard·tongue; fil·beard; beard·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Beard — (b[=e]rd), n. [OE. berd, AS. beard; akin to Fries. berd, D. baard, G. bart, Lith. barzda, OSlav. brada, Pol. broda, Russ. boroda, L. barba, W. barf. Cf. 1st {Barb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beard — (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bearded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearding}.] 1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt. [1913 Webster] 2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance. [1913 Webster] No… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beard — [bird] n. [ME & OE < IE * bhardhā > L barba, Russ borodá, Gmc * barda, Ger bart] 1. the hair growing on the lower part of a man s face; whiskers 2. this hair, esp. on the chin and cheek, when worn long or trimmed in various shapes 3. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Béard — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Béard País …   Wikipedia Español

  • beard — [n1] facial hair on human bristles, brush, five o clock shadow*, fuzz, goatee, imperial, muttonchops, Santa Claus*, stubble, Vandyke*; concept 418 beard [n2] decoy false face, front, mask; concept 716 beard [v] confront brave, face, oppose, s …   New thesaurus

  • Beard —   [bɪəd], Charles Austin, amerikanischer Historiker und Publizist, * bei Knightstown (Indiana) 27. 11. 1874, ✝ New Haven (Conneticut) 1. 9. 1948; interpretierte aus dem Geist des Progressive Movement in einflussreichen Werken die Entstehung der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • beard — [ bırd ] noun count * hair that grows on a man s chin and cheeks: his thick white beard a. hair that grows on the face of an animal such as a goat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beard|ed — «BIHR dihd», adjective. 1. having a beard: »a bearded man. 2. having bristlelike appendages; awned: »bearded wheat …   Useful english dictionary


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