Tobit

noun
To·​bit | \ ˈtō-bət How to pronounce Tobit (audio) \

Definition of Tobit

1 : the elderly father of Tobias
2 : a book of Scripture included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and in the Protestant Apocrypha — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Tobit

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tobit

Greek Tōbit

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