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He·brew  audio  (hbr) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A member or descendant of a Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
    1. The Semitic language of the ancient Hebrews.
    2. Any of the various later forms of this language, especially the language of the Israelis.
  2. Hebrews(used with a sing. verb) Abbr. Heb. A book of the Bible. See Table at Bible.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English Ebreu, from Old French, from Latin Hebraeus, Hebraic, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic 'ibry, from Hebrew 'ibrî

OTHER FORMS:
Hebrew(Adjective)


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