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Etymology

From Middle English Ebreu < Old French Ebreu < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Hebraeus or Hebraic < Ancient Greek Ἑβραῖος (hebraios) < Aramaic  ('ibrāy) < Hebrew עברי (ʿIḇrî), traverse or pass over) (referring to the Ibri people, known in the Middle East for their place of origin relative to the major culture of the time, they were called Ibri (people from over on the other side of the Jordan river)).

Pronunciation

Adjective

Hebrew (not comparable)

Positive
Hebrew

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

Translations

Noun

Singular
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  1. A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.

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Proper noun

Singular
Hebrew

Plural
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Hebrew

  1. The language of the Hebrew people, ISO 639 code he.

Translations

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