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Etymology

From Middle English Ebreu, from Old French Ebreu, from Latin hebraeus or hebraicus, from Ancient Greek Ἑβραῖος (Hebraîos), from Aramaicעִבְרַי(ʿiḇray), from Hebrewעִבְרִי(ʿiḇrī́).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiːbɹuː/
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Adjective

Hebrew (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

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Noun

Hebrew (countable and uncountable, plural Hebrews)

  1. (countable) A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. (countable) A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.
  3. (uncountable) The Semitic language spoken by the Hebrew people.
  4. (uncountable) The writing system used in Hebrew language.
  5. (uncountable, colloquial) Unintelligible speech or writing.

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