Nahum

noun
Na·​hum | \ ˈnā-əm How to pronounce Nahum (audio) , -həm \

Definition of Nahum

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

First Known Use of Nahum

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nahum

Hebrew Naḥūm

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Cite this Entry

“Nahum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nahum. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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