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noun An·a·ni·as \ˌa-nə-ˈnī-əs\

Definition of Ananias

  1. 1 :  an early Christian struck dead for lying

  2. 2 :  liar

Origin and Etymology of ananias

Greek, probably from Hebrew Ḥānanyāh

First Known Use: 14th century

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