Moses

noun
Mo·​ses | \ ˈmō-zəz How to pronounce Moses (audio) also -zəs \

Definition of Moses

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and at Mt. Sinai delivered the Law establishing God's covenant with them

Moses

biographical name
Mo·​ses | \ ˈmō-zəz also -zəs How to pronounce Moses (audio) \

Definition of Moses (Entry 2 of 2)

Anna Mary 1860–1961 née Robertson; Grandma Moses American painter

First Known Use of Moses

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Moses

Noun

Latin, from Greek Mōsēs, from Hebrew Mōsheh

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“Moses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moses. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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