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Seir (Hebrew: שֵׂעִיר, ModernSe'ir, TiberianŚēʻîr, "Rough, hairy"). It is sometimes used as an alternative term for a goat, as in Seir La'Azazel (שעיר לעזאזל - scapegoat).
Seir - "Prince" in Ancient Egyptian, a name used by the Egyptians to refer the god of the dead known to the Greeks as Osiris. The term "Seir" was also used by the Egyptians to refer to the constellation Orion, which was considered to be a representation of the god Osiris in the heavens.
An Arab village north of Hebron, also spelled Sa'ir or Si`ir. It has rock-cut burial caves, one attributed to Esau, the "hairy-one". Believed to be the site of Tsi`or or Zior (ציער), mentioned in the Book of Joshua 15:54.