Ma·​nas·​seh mə-ˈna-sə How to pronounce Manasseh (audio)
: a son of Joseph and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel
: a king of Judah reigning in the seventh century b.c. and noted for his attempt to establish polytheism

Examples of Manasseh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The governor of Plateau State, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, said the building collapsed as students were sitting an exam. Benjamin Brown, CNN, 13 July 2024 Solomon Islands Type: Legislative Date: April 17 What to Know: The ruling Ownership, Unity and Responsibility (OUR) party, led by four-time Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, performed well below expectations. Koh Ewe, TIME, 1 July 2024

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Word History


Hebrew Mĕnashsheh

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Manasseh was in 1578

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“Manasseh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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