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Definitions of hebrew

  1. the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
  2. An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.
  4. The language of the Hebrews; - one of the Semitic family of languages.
  5. Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the language or rites.
  6. Pertaining to the Hebrews; Jewish.
  7. The Hebrew language; a Jew.
  8. One of the descendants of Abraham, who emigrated from beyond the Euphrates into Palestine: an Israelite, a Jew: the language of the Hebrews.
  9. A Jew; descendant of Jacob; language of the Hebrews.
  10. Pertaining to the Hebrews.
  11. Hebraic.
  12. A Jew; the Jewish language.
  13. Pertaining to the Hebrews, a name derived from the fact of Abraham having come from beyond the Euphrates.
  14. A Jew; the Hebrew language.
  15. A descendant of Eber or Heber- more particularly of Jacob; a Jew; an Israelite; the language of the Jews.
  16. Of or pert. to Hebrews or Jews.

Usage examples for hebrew

  1. I earnestly hope that this poor victim of fraud has long since found his desired haven in some comfortable Hebrew home, where he can exercise his skill in writing and office- work during the day and display his musical accomplishments after the family supper. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  2. In confirmation of this promise, he called twelve potent witnesses, seven of the Hebrew prophets and five of the Pagan sibyls. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  3. He became Professor of Hebrew in the College de France. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  4. 23: 15, 16. The slaveholder smiled; supposing, this appeal to old Hebrew law would be considered as little applicable to modern times, as the command to stone a man to death for picking up sticks on the Sabbath. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  5. The Hebrew is never a beggar; he has always kept the law- life by toil- often under severe and oppressive civil restrictions. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. Certainly a Christian ought to be able to do more for love than an old Hebrew did for law; and from this time I will imitate that old German fellow. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  7. It was like looking at a Hebrew book that you don't know whether to read backward or forward. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  8. How much it cost them to arrive at this conclusion one cannot guess, one only knows that it has become a glory to the ages of Hebrew history, as well as to the civilisation of Christianity. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  9. And this not once, but five times- twice from the Hebrew, twice from the Greek and once from the Latin. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  10. Do you know that the Hebrew word which means 'glory' literally means 'weight'? – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  11. New York City has a larger Hebrew population than any other city in the world, contains more Italians than Rome, and its German population is the fourth largest among the cities of the world. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  12. " Thou slayest me," he said in Hebrew. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  13. The little Hebrew answered: " Since thou art older than I, and more experienced, first do thou tell me which of these eggs came from white and which from black hens." – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  14. He became possessed with a desire to read the book in the original, and, buying a cheap second- hand copy of a Hebrew grammar, he set to work and learnt the language for himself. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  15. The Hebrew smiled, and answered, " Nay; Not that, but something very near; Like, and yet not the same, may seem The vision of my waking dream; Before it wholly dies away, Listen to me, and you shall hear." – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. Von Tirpitz said that the Kaiser was losing his mind and spent all his time praying, and learning Hebrew. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  17. It was translated out of the Greek from the Alexandrian copies, as the Greek version was held in such value that it was not thought necessary to look to the Hebrew original of the Old Testament. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  18. The condition of the Hebrew Christians was most serious. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
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