|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) pl of Mouse.
2. (n.) Plural of Mouse.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mous, mis (`akhbar; Septuagint mus, "mouse"; compare Arabic `akbar, "jerboa" not 'akbar, "greater"; compare also proper noun, `akhbor, "Achbor" (Genesis 36:38 1 Chronicles 1:49; also 2 Kings 22:12, 14 Jeremiah 26:22; Jeremiah 36:12)): The word occurs in the list of unclean "creeping things" (Leviticus 11:29), in the account of the golden mice and tumors (the King James Version and the American Revised Version margin "emerods") sent by the Philistines (1 Samuel 6:4-18), and in the phrase, "eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse" (Isaiah 66:17). The cosmopolitan housemouse, Mus musculus, is doubtless the species referred to. The jerboa or jumping mouse, Arabic yarbu, is eaten by the Arabs of the Syrian desert, Northeast of Damascus. Possibly allied to `akhbar is the Arabic `akbar (generally in plural, `akabir), used for the male of the jerboa.
Alfred Ely Day
Mice (5 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 6:4 Then they said, "What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him?" They said, "Five golden tumors, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines; for one plague was on you all, and on your lords. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 6:5 Therefore you shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and you shall give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 6:11 and they put the ark of Yahweh on the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their tumors. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 6:18 and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities and of country villages, even to the great stone, whereon they set down the ark of Yahweh, which stone remains to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 66:17 As for those who keep themselves separate, and make themselves clean in the gardens, going after one in the middle, taking pig's flesh for food, and other disgusting things, such as the mouse: their works and their thoughts will come to an end together, says the Lord. (See NAS RSV)