ebenezer

noun
eb·​e·​ne·​zer | \ ˌebə¦nēzə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of ebenezer

1 usually capitalized : a commemoration of divine assistance here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I'm come— Robert Robinson
2 dialectal : anger, temper he must have had a tempestical time of it for she had got her ebenezer up— T. C. Haliburton

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History and Etymology for ebenezer

Hebrew ebhen hā-ʽezer stone of help; from the application of this name by Samuel to the stone which he set up in commemoration of God's help to the Israelites in their victory over the Philistines at Mizpah (1 Samuel 7:12)

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“Ebenezer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebenezer. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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