corban

or kor·ban

[ kawr-buh n; Sephardic Hebrew kawr-bahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew kawr-buh n ]
/ ˈkɔr bən; Sephardic Hebrew kɔrˈbɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈkɔr bən /
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noun

a sacrifice or offering made to God, especially among the ancient Hebrews in fulfillment of a vow.

Nearby words

  1. coram non judice,
  2. coram populo,
  3. corantijn,
  4. coranto,
  5. corazón,
  6. corbeil,
  7. corbeille,
  8. corbel,
  9. corbel arch,
  10. corbel out

Origin of corban

1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near

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British Dictionary definitions for corban

corban

/ (ˈkɔːbən, Hebrew kɔrˈban) /

noun

Old Testament a gift to God
New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)

Word Origin for corban

C14: from Late Latin, from Greek korban, from Hebrew qorbān offering, literally: a drawing near

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