noun Jer·e·mi·ah \ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-ə\

Definition of Jeremiah

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

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

  3. 3 :  a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of jeremiah

Late Latin Jeremias, from Greek Hieremias, from Hebrew Yirmĕyāh

First Known Use: 14th century

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