- Murrain Mur"rain, n. [OE. moreine, OF. morine, fr. OF. morir,
murir, 8die, L. mori, moriri.] (Far.)
An infectious and fatal disease among cattle. --Bacon.
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Murrain — Heb. deber, destruction, a great mortality , the fifth plague that fell upon the Egyptians (Ex. 9:3). It was some distemper that resulted in the sudden and widespread death of the cattle. It was confined to the cattle of the Egyptians that… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
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murrain — murÂ·rain || mÉœrÉªn / mÊŒrÉªn n. any of a number of cattle diseases; foot and mouth disease (Veterinary Pathology) … English contemporary dictionary