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Jeroboam

[jer-uh-boh-uh m] /ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm/
noun
1.
the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
2.
(lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts).
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jeroboam

/ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm/
noun
1.
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces) Also called double-magnum
Word Origin
C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a ``mighty man of valour'' (I Kings 11:28) who ``made Israel to sin'' (I Kings 14:16)

Jeroboam

/ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
2.
king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)
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jeroboam

n.

1816, "large wine bottle," from Jeroboam, "a mighty man of valour" (I Kings xi:28) "who made Israel to sin" (xiv:16), from Hebrew Yarobh'am, literally "let the people increase."

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