Ezra

noun Ez·ra \ ˈez-rə \

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

Origin and Etymology of ezra

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽEzrā


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