Mach·​a·​bees | \ˈma-kə-(ˌ)bēz \

Definition of Machabees 

First Known Use of Machabees

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Machabees

Middle English, from Late Latin Machabaei, modification of Greek Makkabaioi

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