Fish-Hook (in the plur. סִירוֹת דּוּגָה thorns [as often rendered] of fishing; Sept. at random λέβηται ἔμπυροι Vulg. equally so olle ferventes, both taking the term in the sense of pots, contrary to the synonymous ענּוֹת, "hooks," of the other hemistich), used figuratively of an instrument of control (Am 4:2), after the analogy of animals which were tamed by putting hooks and rings in their noses (comp. Isa 37:29; Eze 39:4; Job 40:24; see Oedmann, Sammnl. v,- 5).' Others, as Doderlein (in loc.), prefer to retain the simple meaning of thorns, as referring to pastoral customs. SEE FISHING.

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