Monday, August 21, 2006

The Daily Hump: Moloch

Mo·loch (mō'lĕk', mŏl'ək)
1. In the Bible, the god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom children were sacrificed.
2. Something possessing the power to exact severe sacrifice.

[Late Latin Moloch, from Greek Molokh, from Hebrew Mōlek, of Canaanite origin.]

[The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition]
Suggested reading:
Moloch [Wikipedia]
Howl (Part II) [The Beat Page]

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:: posted by David, 8:24 AM


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