Haman

noun
Ha·​man | \ ˈhā-mən How to pronounce Haman (audio) \

Definition of Haman

: a Persian minister in the book of Esther who is hanged after plotting a foiled massacre of the Jews

First Known Use of Haman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Haman

Hebrew Hāmān

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“Haman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haman. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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