|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Hebrews `ayalah (2 Samuel 22:34; Psalm 18:33, etc.) and `ayeleth (Psalm 22, title), the female of the hart or stag. It is referred to as an emblem of activity (Genesis 49:21), gentleness (Proverbs 5:19), feminine modesty (Cant. 2:7; 3:5), earnest longing (Psalm 42:1), timidity (Psalm 29:9). In the title of Psalm 22, the word probably refers to some tune bearing that name.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.
2. (n.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as E. apua of Bermuda, and E. Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.
3. (n.) A domestic; a servant.
4. (n.) A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.
5. (a.) In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HIND OF THE MORNING, THE
The translation of Aijeleth hash-Shahar ('ayyeleth ha-shachar) in the title of Psalm 22, probably the name of some wellknown song to which the psalm was intended to be sung, which possibly had reference to the early habits of the deer tribe in search of water and food, or to the flight of the hind from the hunters in early dawn; or "morning" may symbolize the deliverance from persecution and sorrow.
"The first rays of the morning sun, by which it announces its appearance before being itself visible, are compared to the fork-like antlers of a stag; and this appearance is called, Psalm 22 title. `The hind of the morning,' because those antler rays preceded the red of dawn, which again forms the transition to sunrise" (Delitzsch, Iris. 107).
According to Hengstenberg, the words indicate the subject-matter of the poem, the character, sufferings, and triumph of the person who is set before us. See PSALMS. For an interesting Messianic interpretation see Hood, Christmas Evans, the Preacher of Wild Wales, 92.
M. O. Evans
Hind (4 Occurrences)
Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Psalms 22:1 To the Overseer, on 'The Hind of the Morning.' -- A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring? (YLT RSV)
Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 14:5 Yes, the hind also in the field calves, and forsakes her young, because there is no grass. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)