Breast (prop. שִׁד, shad, or שֹׁד, shod, the female teat; occasionally the cognate דִּדִּיַם, daddadyim, the two paps, Eze 23:3,8,21; Pr 5:19; but חָזֶה chazeh', the breast or front part of an animal, as first seen, Ex 29:26-27; Le 7:30-31; Le 9:20-21). See Bosom. Females in the East are more desirous than those of colder climates to have a full and swelling breast, and study embonpoint to a degree unusual among northern nations. This was also the case among the ancient Hebrews (Song 8:10). SEE BEAUTY. In Na 2:7, it is said that the women of Nineveh shall be led into captivity " tabering upon their breasts" -that is, beating their breasts in token of anguish, as if they were playing on the tabret. SEE GRIEF. The waving of the breast of the animal offered in sacrifice (Le 7:30) is supposed to be typical of giving up to God the heart and the affections. SEE SACRIFICE.

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