Habakkuk

noun

Ha·​bak·​kuk ˈha-bə-ˌkək How to pronounce Habakkuk (audio) hə-ˈba-kək How to pronounce Habakkuk (audio)
1
: a Hebrew prophet of seventh century b.c. Judah who prophesied an imminent Chaldean invasion
2
: a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Ḥăbhaqqūq

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Habakkuk was in 1621

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“Habakkuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Habakkuk. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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Habakkuk

noun
Hab·​ak·​kuk
ˈhab-ə-ˌkək,
hə-ˈbak-ək
: a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible

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