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

Origin and Etymology of jeremiah

Late Latin Jeremias, from Greek Hieremias, from Hebrew Yirmĕyāh


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