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Zacchaeus

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.

    I.N.R.I.

    Peter Rosegger

  • Zacchaeus was waiting for someone to summon him to repent and submit himself to God.

    Men Called Him Master

    Elwyn Allen Smith