Hebraism

noun
He·​bra·​ism | \ ˈhē-(ˌ)brā-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Hebraism (audio) \

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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“Hebraism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hebraism. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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