Bar·​na·​bas ˈbär-nə-bəs How to pronounce Barnabas (audio)
: a companion of the apostle Paul on his first missionary journey

Word History


Greek, from Aramaic Barnebhū'āh

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Barnabas was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Barnabas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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