Is·​sa·​char ˈi-sə-ˌkär How to pronounce Issachar (audio)
: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Yiśśākhār

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Issachar was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Issachar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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