Zephaniah

noun

Zeph·​a·​ni·​ah ˌze-fə-ˈnī-ə How to pronounce Zephaniah (audio)
1
: a Hebrew prophet of the seventh century b.c.
2
: an apocalyptic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Ṣĕphanyāh

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Zephaniah was in the 14th century

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“Zephaniah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zephaniah. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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Zephaniah

noun
Zeph·​a·​ni·​ah ˌzef-ə-ˈnī-ə How to pronounce Zephaniah (audio)
: an book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture about the end of the world see bible

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