Friday, July 07, 2006


And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
(King James Bible, Exodus 4:6 )

So I was keen on finding out what is the historical and/or cultural significance of "bosom". So I went to the trusted folks (any thing that the cat dragged in - with an internet connection ) at Wikipedia. And this is their entry on "bosom" - warning nudity (that's a warning, not encouragement). It basically just defined them as "breasts" as well as shows a few pictures of the female variety. So, I tried Wiktionary. The same definition, but, gives you the translation into several languages.

Who'da thunk that the answer (or at least the short answer) is at

bosĀ·om (bzm, bzm)
    1. The chest of a human: He held the sleepy child to his bosom.
    2. A woman's breast or breasts.
  1. The part of a garment covering the chest or breasts.
  2. The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family.
  3. The chest considered as the source of emotion.
You may want to refer to the original link for more information - which there is. Enjoy.


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