Ananias

play
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

Learn More about ananias


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Ananias? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to give up a position of power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!