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The word 'scapegoat' is an English translation of the Hebrew ... (Yoma 6:4,67b) give the etymology of azazel as a compound of "az", ...

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Mar 12, 2007 ... But it was Tyndale who coined the term scapegoat, or scapegoote as ... Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary; Carver's History of English In Its ...

Scapegoat | Define Scapegoat at Dictionary.com


Scapegoat definition, a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place. See more. ... Word Origin and History for scapegoat. Expand.

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The use of scapegoats has a long and varied history involving many kinds of animals, as well as human beings. In ancient Greece, human scapegoats ...

Whats the origin of the word 'Scapegoat'? | Yahoo Answers


May 15, 2007 ... There's a bit more to this story of the origin of "scapegoat," however. The Hebrew word for the goat set free in the original Biblical text was ...

What is the origin of the term "scapegoat"? | eNotes


Sep 23, 2009 ... A "scapegoat" was originally a goat driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement in Judaism. The idea was ...

Scapegoat | Definition of Scapegoat by Merriam-Webster


Define scapegoat: a person who is unfairly blamed for something that others have done ... Origin and Etymology of scapegoat ... Get Word of the Day daily email!

Scapegoat - New World Encyclopedia


Aug 24, 2015 ... The original context of the term scapegoat was a Jewish purification ritual ..... Throughout history, a bewildering array of groups have been the ...

Etymology of Scapegoat | Tiny Frog


Jun 3, 2008 ... While out hiking last weekend, I stopped to read a sign talking about the history of the area. A number of outlaws used to hide out in the area in ...

Urban Dictionary: scapegoat


This will usually carry on until the scapegoat has gone, or has managed to successfully defend itself against the arguements presented to it. The word comes ...

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Scapegoat - Online Etymology Dictionary


Azazel is an active participle or participial noun, derived ultimately from azal ( connected with the Arabic word azala, and meaning removed), but immediately ...

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May 16, 2000 ... Dear Word Detective: Can you give me the history of the term "boiler room," ..... Dear Word Detective: What is the origin of the word "scapegoat," ...

The Scapegoat Dilemma - John P. Pratt Home Page


Jan 19, 2009 ... What is a "scapegoat" and what is the origin of that word? The word scapegoat has two meanings. The most common is "one that bears the ...