Habiru

plural noun

Ha·​bi·​ru
ˈhäbēˌrü,
həˈbē(ˌ)rü
variants or less commonly Habiri
-ē(ˌ)rē
: a nomadic people mentioned in Assyro-Babylonian literature from 2000 b.c. on and often identified as the Hebrews of the Bible

Word History

Etymology

Babylonian khabiru

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“Habiru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Habiru. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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