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Micah

[mahy-kuh] /ˈmaɪ kə/
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Mic.
3.
a male given name.
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  • Into the water with you, you sea-viper, or I'll push you in as sure as my name is Micah Clarke.'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • My son Micah, as I understand, hath picked you out of the waves.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I would, Micah, that you would wring me out and hang me to dry upon one of these bushes.'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In the time of the Judges, the Idol of Micah was consulted as a kind of oracle.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • The prophet Micah was struck with the energy and devotion of the heathen to their gods.

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
British Dictionary definitions for Micah

Micah

/ˈmaɪkə/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the late 8th century bc
2.
the book containing his prophecies
Douay spelling Micheas (maɪˈkiːəs)
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Word Origin and History for Micah

masc. proper name, sixth of the Old Testament prophets, from Hebrew Mikhah, short for Mikhayah, literally "who is like the Lord?" First element identical to that in Michael, for second element, see Jah.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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