[ eb-uh-nee-zer ]
/ ˌɛb əˈni zər /


a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”

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masc. proper name, sometimes also the name of a Protestant chapel or meeting house, from name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (I Sam. vii:12), from Hebrew ebhen ezar "stone of help," from ebhen "stone" + ezer "help."

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