Ananias

[ an-uh-nahy-uh s ]
/ ˌæn əˈnaɪ əs /

noun

a man who was struck dead for lying. Acts. 5:1–5.
a chronic liar.

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British Dictionary definitions for ananias

Ananias

/ (ˌænəˈnaɪəs) /

noun

New Testament a Jewish Christian of Jerusalem who was struck dead for lying (Acts 5)
a liar
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Word Origin and History for ananias

Ananias

"liar," a reference to Acts v:3-5.

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