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masc. proper name, from Late Latin Zacchaeus, from Greek Zakkhaios, from Hebrew zakkay, literally "pure, innocent," from zakhah "was clean, was pure."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • "You have been saved from your sins today, zacchaeus," he said.

    The King Nobody Wanted Norman F. Langford
  • zacchaeus the publican and the grateful Samaritan leper further illustrate this characteristic.

  • zacchaeus Martin and Tom Pine—you two bide here on duty: t'other three fall in about the prisoners—quick march!'

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • zacchaeus was almost beside himself to think that the Master should have recognised and spoken to him.


    Peter Rosegger
  • zacchaeus was waiting for someone to summon him to repent and submit himself to God.

    Men Called Him Master Elwyn Allen Smith

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