What does Hebrew mean?

Definitions for Hebrewˈhi bru

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hebrew.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hebrew(noun)

    the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel

  2. Jew, Hebrew, Israelite(adj)

    a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

  3. Hebraic, Hebraical, Hebrew(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews

    "the old Hebrew prophets"

  4. Hebraic, Hebraical, Hebrew(adj)

    of or relating to the language of the Hebrews

    "Hebrew vowels"

Wiktionary

  1. Hebrew(Noun)

    A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

  2. Hebrew(Noun)

    A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Eber.

  3. Hebrew(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Hebrew people or language.

  4. Hebrew(ProperNoun)

    The Semitic language spoken by the Hebrew people.

  5. Hebrew(ProperNoun)

    The writing system used in Hebrew language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hebrew(noun)

    an appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew

  2. Hebrew(noun)

    the language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages

  3. Hebrew(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites

  4. Origin: [F. Hbreu, L. Hebraeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. 'ibhr.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hebrew

    hē′brōō, n. one of the descendants of Abraham, who emigrated from beyond the Euphrates into Palestine: an Israelite, a Jew: the language of the Hebrews (fem. Hē′brewess, B.): (coll.) unintelligible speech.—adj. relating to the Hebrews.—adjs. Hebrā′ic, -al, relating to the Hebrews or to their language.—adv. Hebrā′ically, after the manner of the Hebrew language: from right to left.—n. Hebrā′icism.—v.t. Hē′braise, to express as in Hebrew: to conform or incline to Hebrew ideals.—ns. Hē′braiser; Hē′braism, a Hebrew idiom; Hē′braist, one skilled in Hebrew.—adjs. Hebraist′ic, -al, of or like Hebrew.—adv. Hebraist′ically.—n. Hē′brewism. [O. Fr. Ebreu—L. Hebræus—Gr. Hebraios—Heb. ‛ibrî, lit. 'one from the other side (of the river).']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hebrew

    a Semitic language, the ancient language of the Jews, and that in which the Old Testament is written, the words of which, as indeed of others of the same stock, are derived from triliteral roots, and the verb in which has no present tense, only a past and a future, convertible, moreover, into one another.

Editors Contribution

  1. hebrew

    A type of language spoken across the world.

    Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of the State of Israel (the other being Modern Standard Arabic), while premodern Hebrew is used for prayer or study in Jewish communities around the world today. As a foreign language, it is studied mostly by Jews and students of Judaism and Israel, and by archaeologists and linguists specializing in the Middle East and its civilizations, as well as by theologians in Christian seminaries.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hebrew in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hebrew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Heinrich Heine:

    Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.

  2. Yossi Ziegler:

    They were keen to learn Hebrew and to have access to the original text, which they used to explain [parts] in their text which they couldn't understand.

  3. Yossi Ziegler:

    It is a Tanakh which was produced not for Hebrew readership, it was produced for, I assume, Christian scholars interested in the Hebrew text and wishing to have access to the best version of it.

  4. Ianir Milevski:

    We have no writing during that period so we know little about them, we do not know what language they spoke but we assume it was an early Semitic language, from which Babylonian and Akkadian evolved and later also Hebrew and Arabic.

  5. Joshua Landis:

    Many of them are from rural Ethiopia, they speak Amharic and dialect, the vast majority were very slow to learn Hebrew because they were older. The younger generation does, but even 50 % of the younger generation don't graduate from high school.

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