noun Es·dras \ˈez-drəs\

Definition of Esdras

  1. 1 :  either of two books of the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament:a :  ezra 2b :  nehemiah 2

  2. 2 :  either of two uncanonical books of Scripture included in the Protestant Apocrypha — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of esdras

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew ʽEzrā

First Known Use: 14th century

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