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corban

or korban

[kawr-buh n; Sephardic Hebrew kawr-bahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew kawr-buh n] /ˈkɔr bən; Sephardic Hebrew kɔrˈbɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈkɔr bən/
noun
1.
a sacrifice or offering made to God, especially among the ancient Hebrews in fulfillment of a vow.
Origin of corban
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near
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corban

/ˈkɔːbən; Hebrew kɔrˈban/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a gift to God
2.
(New Testament, Judaism) the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin, from Greek korban, from Hebrew qorbān offering, literally: a drawing near
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