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[ney-huh m] /ˈneɪ həm/
a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Nah. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nahum altered all for the worse; and he wrote a new fifth act, which was still worse than the mere verbal or semi-alterations.

  • The wealth of Nineveh is called endless by the prophet Nahum.

  • "He and all the men and boys have gone to join the army," said Nahum.

    The Child's World Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
  • He wanted it for Nahum Brown, who lives in the old house up the road.

    Herbert Carter's Legacy Horatio Alger
  • John Sargent laid a pacifically detaining hand on Nahum Beals's arm as he strode past him.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Nahum Sprague seized him by the collar and said, "Follow me."

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • To gather fresh roots out of the earth and eat them Little Father Nahum looks upon as sinful gluttony.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for Nahum


noun (Old Testament)
a Hebrew prophet of the 7th century bc
the book containing his oracles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Nahum in the Bible

consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the book of his prophecies. He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place on the east bank of the Tigris, and that Nahum dwelt there.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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