pygarg


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pygarg

(ˈpaɪɡɑːɡ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) jocular an antelope mentioned by Pliny, Herodotus, and in the Bible perhaps the addax
2. (Animals) obsolete Also called: pygargus any of several birds of prey with a white tail, esp the white-tailed sea eagle
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Accordingly, all kosher animals must be born from the ten species listed: "the ox, sheep and goat; the hart, deer and the yachmur, the akko, dsihon, the teo and the zamer." The first five species are known, but the last five, according to the biblical commentator Abraham ibn Ezra, "can only be established by tradition." The Soncino translation offers the last five species as "the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the mountain-sheep." (33) But the ArtScroll Stone edition (34) avoids translating these five species into English, since the exact identity of the species is open to some speculation.