Phineas

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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew. See Phinehas.

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Phineas

  1. Phinehas.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
    • 1526, Tyndale edition of the Bible, Numbers 25:7:
      And when Phineas the sonne of Eleazer the sonne of Aaro the preast sawe it he rose vp out of the companye and toke a wepon in his hande
    • 1857, Dinah Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman, Chapter XL:
      And we'll rub up our old Latin, and dip into modern poetry—great rubbish, I fear! Nobody like our old friend Will of Avon, or even your namesake, worthy Phineas Fletcher.

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