noun He·brew \ˈhē-(ˌ)brü\

: a member of an ancient group of people who lived mostly in the kingdom of Israel and practiced Judaism

: the language of the ancient Hebrews

: the language of modern Israel

Full Definition of HEBREW

a :  the Semitic language of the ancient Hebrews
b :  any of various later forms of this language
:  a member of or descendant from one of a group of northern Semitic peoples including the Israelites; especially :  israelite
Hebrew adjective

Origin of HEBREW

Middle English Ebreu, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin Hebraeus, from Latin, adjective, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic ʽEbrai
First Known Use: 13th century


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