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  1. the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5.
  2. a man referred to as a martyr by Jesus. Matt. 23:35; Luke 11:51.
  3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is renowned.”
Also Zacharias, Zachary (for defs 1, 2).
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masc. proper name, Late Latin Zacharias, from Greek Zakharias, from Hebrew Zekharyahu, literally "the Lord has remembered," from zakhar "he remembered."

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