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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 212 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HEIFER, a young cow that has not calved. The O. Eng. heahfore or heafru, from which the word is derived, is cif obscure origin. It is found in Bede's History (A.D. 900) as heahf ore, and has passed through many forms. It is possibly derived from heah, high, and faren (fare), to go, meaning " high-stepper." It has also been suggested that the derivation is from /tea, a stall, and fore, a cow.
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