Micah

noun
Mi·​cah | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce Micah (audio) \

Definition of Micah

1 : a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table
2 : a Hebrew prophet of the eighth century b.c.

First Known Use of Micah

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Micah

Hebrew Mīkhāh, short for Mīkhāyāh

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“Micah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Micah. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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