Ezra

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noun Ez·ra \ˈez-rə\

Definition of Ezra

  1. 1 :  a Hebrew priest, scribe, and reformer of Judaism of the fifth century b.c. in Babylon and Jerusalem

  2. 2 :  a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of ezra

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽEzrā


First Known Use: 14th century


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