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Hind


Hind, the female of the common stag or Cervus elaphus. It is frequently noticed in the poetical parts of Scripture as emblematic of activity, Gen. 49:21; Ps. 18:33, gentleness, Prov. 5:19, feminine modesty, Song. 2:7; 3:5, earnest longing, Ps. 42:1, and maternal affection. Jer. 14:5. Its shyness and remoteness from the haunts of men are also alluded to, Job 39:1, and its timidity, causing it to cast its young at the sound of thunder. Ps. 29:9.