אֲרִי

אֲרִי
אֲרִיII, אַרְיֵה m. (b. h.; ארי, v. preced.) (the light-colored) 1) lion. B. Kam.16b א׳ תרבות a tamed lion; a. fr.Transf. brave man; distinguished scholar (opp. שועל). Yeb.122b. Kidd.48b; Snh.8b. Gitt.83b; Y. ib. IX, 50a אין משיבין את הא׳וכ׳ you must not argue against a lion (scholar) after he is dead. B. Kam. 117a; a. fr.Pl. אֲרָיוֹת.זנב לא׳ a tail to lions, i. e. the least among the great (opp. head to foxes). Ab. IV, 15; Y.Snh.IV, 22b bot.Ḥull.3b, a. fr. גירי א׳, v. גֵּר.(Gen. R. s. 28 א׳ גסטריות, v. גַּסְטְרָא. 2) Leo, Lion the fifth sign of the Zodiac (corresp. to the month of Ab). Yalk. Ex. 418. Pesik. Dibré p. 116a>; Pesik. R. s. 27 (28, p. 133b>, ed. Fr.); v. אֲרִיאֵל. 3) homiletic surname of the Lord, Israel Pesik. l. c.; Pesik. R. l. c.; Yalk. Jer. 259, v. אֲרִיאֵל.

Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature. . 1903.

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