from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of wild-ass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • + Pere, a species of wild ass mentioned (Genesis 12: 16) + Arod occurs only in (Job 39: 5) but in what respect it differs from the Pere is uncertain.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The first fact communicated to her concerning his nature is that he will be by disposition a pere '` adham, "a wild ass of a man," the second noun in the construct relationship with the first (K.S. 337-c).

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Yet Xenophon’s memory, perhaps many years after the expedition, has sometimes betrayed him; and the distances which he marks are often larger than either a soldier or a geographer will allow.] 48 Mr. Spelman, the English translator of the Anabasis, (vol.i. p. 51,) confounds the antelope with the roebuck, and the wild ass with the zebra.]

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Sindbad was wrecked at the mouth of the Ran of Kachch (Cutch) and was carried in a boat to one of the Islands there formed during the rains and where the wild ass (Equus Onager, Khar-gadh, in Pers.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mr. Lavard remarks that in fleetness the wild ass (Asinus hemippus) equals the gazelle and to overtake it is

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.