[ boh-uh-nur-jeez ]
/ ˌboʊ əˈnɜr dʒiz /
a surname given by Jesus to James and John. Mark 3:17.
(used with a singular verb) a vociferous preacher or orator.
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Origin of Boanerges
<Late Latin <Greek Boanergés ≪ Hebrew bənē reghesh sons of thunder
Words nearby Boanerges
, boa constrictor
, board and batten
, board bridge
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How to use Boanerges in a sentence
The breeze blew freshly from the German Ocean, over the purple hills; but it brought no coolness to that miserable Boanerges.
Then said the brave Boanerges, ‘Let us yet for a while lie still in our trenches, and see what these rebels will do.’
Then Captain Boanerges, for that they were men of courage, listed them into his company, and so away they went to the war.
No Wilhelm shall land upon Hastings soil while Boanerges guards the beach.
British Dictionary definitions for Boanerges
New Testament a nickname applied by Jesus to James and John in Mark 3:17
a fiery preacher, esp one with a powerful voice
Word Origin for Boanerges
C17: from Hebrew benē reghesh sons of thunder
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