Ezra

noun
Ez·​ra | \ ˈez-rə How to pronounce Ezra (audio) \

Definition of Ezra

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

First Known Use of Ezra

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ezra

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽEzrā

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“Ezra.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ezra. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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