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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Peor
    opening. (1.) A mountain peak (Num. 23:28) to which Balak led
    Balaam as a last effort to induce him to pronounce a curse upon
    Israel. When he looked on the tribes encamped in the acacia
    groves below him, he could not refrain from giving utterance to
    a remarkable benediction (24:1-9). Balak was more than ever
    enraged at Balaam, and bade him flee for his life. But before he
    went he gave expression to that wonderful prediction regarding
    the future of this mysterious people, whose "goodly tents" were
    spread out before him, and the coming of a "Star" out of Jacob
    and a "Sceptre" out of Israel (24:14-17).
      (2.) A Moabite divinity, called also "Baal-peor" (Num. 25:3,
    5, 18; comp. Deut. 3:29).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Peor, hole; opening