- a gigantic beast, probably a hippopotamus, described in Job 40:15
- a huge or monstrous person or thing
/ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/ n ( pl -muses, -mi / -ˌmaɪ/)
Here is the picture of the animal.
- a very large massive gregarious artiodactyl mammal, Hippopotamus amphibius, living in or around the rivers of tropical Africa: family Hippopotamidae. It has short legs and a thick skin sparsely covered with hair
This is my question: Can we say that Behemoth
is the synonym of Hippopotamus
? Suppose that I go to a jungle and see a hippopotamus.
Then I come back home and say to my father: "Daddy, I saw a Behemoth
Will my father be sure that my meaning of (Behemoth
) was (Hippopotamus
) or it can refer to other big animals too?
I mean the picture I have uploaded.
Many thanks in advance.