Nahum

noun Na·hum \ ˈnā-əm , -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

Origin and Etymology of nahum

Hebrew Naḥūm


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