Machabees

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
Mach·​a·​bees | \ ˈma-kə-(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce Machabees (audio) \

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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“Machabees.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Machabees. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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