Origin of murrain
Examples from the Web for murrain
Murrain on you, old Franky, you never let a man speak his mind, and shame the devil.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
It is said by Whewell, that the murrain is supposed to have fallen only on the animals which were in the open pasture.
The murrain demon is expelled in the same way as that of the cholera, and removed by the agency of the scapegoat.
There has been a murrain among the cattle this year, and dead cows lay about in every stage of decomposition.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]|Anne Blunt
What beasts could the boils break out on, when all were killed by murrain in verse 6?The Bible: what it is|Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for murrain
Word Origin for murrain
Word Origin and History for murrain
"cattle plague," early 14c., from Anglo-French moryn, Old French moraine "pestilence" (12c.), probably from mourir "to die," from Latin mori (see mortal (adj.)).