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Which derives from a Hebrew word means "gathering itself in folds": behemoth or Leviathan?




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Answer: Leviathan

The name Leviathan - which denotes a mythic serpent - derives from the Hebrew Liv-ya-tan , gathering itself in folds. The word behemoth derives from the Hebrew be-he-mot , a colossal beast. Some etymologists claim that the Hebrew word derives from the Egyptian pehemau, water-ox - i.e., the hippopotamus.


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