Issachar

noun
Is·​sa·​char | \ ˈi-sə-ˌkär \

Definition of Issachar

: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

First Known Use of Issachar

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Issachar

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Yiśśākhār

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