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Enoch

[ee-nuh k] /ˈi nək/
noun
1.
the father of Methuselah. Gen. 5:22.
2.
a son of Cain. Gen. 4:17.
3.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “teacher.”.
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  • We should have had little favor or countenance from these fellows, I doubt not, but for Enoch Wade.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • "Now look here, Mr. Cross," put in Enoch, with just a trace of temper in his tone.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • If Enoch had not held his arm he would have torn off the plaster from his breast.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Enoch had explained the reason for this silence to me, and I thoughtlessly blurted it out.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Enoch was waiting for us, and helped me lift Cross from the canoe.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Enoch knelt beside him, and put his hand over the patient's heart.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I actually thought of something which had not occurred to Enoch!

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I left Enoch and the escort without, and knocked at the door.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • The tidings of the next few days but amplified what Enoch had told us.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Even to her, Enoch had told no tales; and strangely enough, she was quite satisfied.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Enoch

Enoch

/ˈiːnɒk/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
the eldest son of Cain after whom the first city was named (Genesis 4:17)
2.
the father of Methuselah: said to have walked with God and to have been taken by God at the end of his earthly life (Genesis 5:24)
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Word Origin and History for Enoch

masc. proper name, in Old Testament eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Latin Enoch, from Greek Enokh, from Hebrew Hanokh, literally "dedicated, consecrated," from hanakh "he dedicated," whence also Hanukkah.

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