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Definition of Hebrew


  1. An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
  2. The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.

Hebrew Quotations

My father was a great sympathizer of Ahad Ha'am. Every Friday night we would read Hebrew together, and often the reading was Ahad Ha'am's essays.
Noam Chomsky

English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.
David Crystal

It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.
Henry David Thoreau

Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance.
Isaac D'Israeli

I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona - no lime. If the phone rings, I won't answer until I'm done.
Maya Angelou
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Hebrew Translations

hebrew in Dutch is Hebreeuws, joods
hebrew in Finnish is juutalainen
hebrew in Spanish is hebreo, hebraico
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