does the word "Frog" really mean?
of numerous tailless, aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial
amphibians of the order Anura and especially of the family
Ranidae, characteristically having a smooth, moist skin,
webbed feet, and long hind legs adapted for leaping.
wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's
loop fastened to a belt to hold a tool or weapon.
ornamental looped braid or cord with a button or knot for
fastening the front of a garment.
device on intersecting railroad tracks that permits wheels
to cross the junction.
spiked or perforated device used to support stems in a
Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat.
Slang Used as a disparaging term for a French
English frogge, from Old English frogga.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
\Frog\ (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to
D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. &
Dan. fr["o].] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious animal of the
genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly,
and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(Heb. tsepharde'a, meaning a "marsh-leaper"). This reptile
is mentioned in the Old Testament only in connection with one of the
plagues which fell on the land of Egypt (Ex. 8:2-14; Ps. 78:45;
105:30). In the New Testament this word occurs only in Rev. 16:13,
where it is referred to as a symbol of uncleanness. The only species
of frog existing in Palestine is the green frog (Rana esculenta),
the well-known edible frog of the Continent.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary