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Ezra

[ ez-ruh ]
/ ˈɛz rə /
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Definition of Ezra

noun
a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century b.c., who with Nehemiah led the revival of Judaism in Palestine.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Ezr.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “help.”
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Origin of Ezra

From Late Latin Ezras, ulimately from Hebrew ʿezrā “help”

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British Dictionary definitions for Ezra

Ezra
/ (ˈɛzrə) /

noun Old Testament
a Jewish priest of the 5th century bc, who was sent from Babylon by the Persian king Artaxerxes I to reconstitute observance of the Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the captivity
the book recounting his efforts to perform this task
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