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[yoo-rahy-uh] /yʊˈraɪ ə/
Also, Douay Bible, Urias
[yoo-rahy-uh s] /yʊˈraɪ əs/ (Show IPA)
. Also called Uriah the Hittite. the husband of Bathsheba, and an officer in David's army. II Sam. 11.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is light.”. Unabridged
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(Old Testament) a Hittite officer, who was killed in battle on instructions from David so that he could marry Uriah's wife Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)
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masc. proper name, in Old Testament, the Hittite husband of Bathsheba; of non-Hebrew (possibly Horite) origin, but explained by folk etymology as Hebrew Uriyyah, literally "flame of the Lord." Uriah Heep, character from Dickens' "David Copperfield" (1850) sometimes is invoked as the type of a hypocritically humble person.

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