Enoch

[ee-nuh k]
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Historical Examples of enoch

  • If Enoch had not held his arm he would have torn off the plaster from his breast.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • Enoch had explained the reason for this silence to me, and I thoughtlessly blurted it out.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • "Now look here, Mr. Cross," put in Enoch, with just a trace of temper in his tone.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • Enoch was waiting for us, and helped me lift Cross from the canoe.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • I actually thought of something which had not occurred to Enoch!

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic


British Dictionary definitions for enoch

Enoch

noun Old Testament
  1. the eldest son of Cain after whom the first city was named (Genesis 4:17)
  2. the father of Methuselah: said to have walked with God and to have been taken by God at the end of his earthly life (Genesis 5:24)
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Word Origin and History for enoch

Enoch

masc. proper name, in Old Testament eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from Latin Enoch, from Greek Enokh, from Hebrew Hanokh, literally "dedicated, consecrated," from hanakh "he dedicated," whence also Hanukkah.

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