Metaphysical meaning of Beth-hoglah (mbd)
Meta. Impulsiveness; faith (Benjamin) acting intermittently, on the impulse of the moment, not yet being firmly established in consciousness so as to express consistently at all times (house of partridge, house of magpies, house of locusts). Birds usually signify free, unattached thoughts. In Beth-hoglah, however, the reference is to the manner of locomotion, that which hops along like a bird, a man walking with his feet shackled, or any irregular jerking movement as compared with walking along rhythmically and steadily.