Hebrew

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noun He·brew \ˈhē-(ˌ)brü\

Definition of Hebrew

  1. 1a :  the Semitic language of the ancient Hebrewsb :  any of various later forms of this language

  2. 2 :  a member of or descendant from one of a group of northern Semitic peoples including the Israelites; especially :  israelite

Hebrew

adjective

Origin and Etymology of hebrew

Middle English Ebreu, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin Hebraeus, from Latin, adjective, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic ʽEbrai


First Known Use: 13th century


HEBREW Defined for English Language Learners

Hebrew

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noun He·brew \ˈhē-(ˌ)brü\

Definition of Hebrew for English Language Learners

  • : a member of an ancient group of people who lived mostly in the kingdom of Israel and practiced Judaism

  • : the language of the ancient Hebrews

  • : the language of modern Israel



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