or kor·ban

[kawr-buh n; Sephardic Hebrew kawr-bahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew kawr-buh n]

Origin of corban

1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for corban

Contemporary Examples of corban

  • The Daily Pic: Corban Walker expands on issues of smallness.

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    Blake Gopnik

    November 26, 2012

Historical Examples of corban

British Dictionary definitions for corban


  1. Old Testament a gift to God
  2. 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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