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[hi-brey-ik] /hɪˈbreɪ ɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Hebrews, their language, or their culture.
Also, Hebrew.
Origin of Hebraic
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin Hebraicus < Greek Hebraïkós, equivalent to Hebra(îos) Hebrew + -ikos -ic; replacing Old English Ebrēisc
Related forms
Hebraically, adverb
non-Hebraic, adjective
non-Hebraically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Hebraic
Contemporary Examples
  • Then they compounded the offense by suggesting that South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint shares those Hebraic virtues.

Historical Examples
  • The ancient Hebraic tribe under which he would be classed was that of Asher, and the ruling angel of the sign is Asmodel.

  • Goldsmid raised his heavy shoulders in an ancient Hebraic gesture.

    Criminal Negligence Jesse Francis McComas
  • Perhaps it would be nearer the truth to say that the Hebraic spirit is heat, the Hellenic spirit is light.

    Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker
  • We have evidently here a sample of original Hebraic architecture.

  • Medicine is indebted for its advancement to the Hebraic religion to a greater extent than is generally believed.

  • Many of the farmers were vegetarians and most of them had a Hebraic aversion to pork.

    My Friends at Brook Farm John Van Der Zee Sears
  • Its component sentences had the literary form of Hebraic poetry, the structure and rhythm of the Psalms.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • This is but one of the many instances of the overlapping of Hebraic and Arabic legends.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
  • Mr. Evelyn was apparently a man who could drive a bargain with Hebraic shrewdness.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for Hebraic


of, relating to, or characteristic of the Hebrews or their language or culture
Derived Forms
Hebraically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Hebraic

late 14c., from Old French hebraique and directly from Late Latin Hebraicus, from Greek Hebraikos, from Hebraios (see Hebrew).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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