Jeremiah

noun
Jer·e·mi·ah | \ ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-ə \

Definition of Jeremiah 

1 : a major Hebrew prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries b.c.

2 : person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future

3 : a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Jeremiah

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jeremiah

Late Latin Jeremias, from Greek Hieremias, from Hebrew Yirmĕyāh

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