Melchizedek

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noun

Mel·​chiz·​e·​dek mel-ˈki-zə-ˌdek How to pronounce Melchizedek (audio)
: a priest-king of Jerusalem who prepared a ritual meal for Abraham and received tithes from him

Melchizedek

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adjective

: of or relating to the higher order of the Mormon priesthood

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Greek Melchisedek, from Hebrew Malkīṣedheq

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Melchizedek was in the 14th century

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“Melchizedek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Melchizedek. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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