Ezra

noun

Ez·​ra ˈez-rə How to pronounce Ezra (audio)
1
: a Hebrew priest, scribe, and reformer of Judaism of the fifth century b.c. in Babylon and Jerusalem
2
: a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽEzrā

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ezra was in the 14th century

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“Ezra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ezra. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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Ezra

noun
Ez·​ra ˈez-rə How to pronounce Ezra (audio)
: a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible

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