Tuesday, May 9, 2023

From the Latin words unus, meaning "one," and cornu, meaning "horn, antler," a unicorn is a mythological animal (typically a horse or any equine) with "one horn." While they are legendary creatures, the King James Version of the Bible interestingly mentions unicorns on six occasions, translating the Hebrew word spelled alternatively ראם (rʾm) and רים (rēm), and typically translated as "wild ox," as the fabled "unicorn" in its pages. For instance, the KJV of Psalm 92:10 reads, "But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil," while the NRSV translates the same passage as, "But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil."