Hebraism

noun
He·bra·ism | \ˈhē-(ˌ)brā-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of Hebraism 

1 : a characteristic feature of Hebrew occurring in another language

2 : the thought, spirit, or practice characteristic of the Hebrews

3 : a moral theory or emphasis attributed to the Hebrews

First Known Use of Hebraism

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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