Hebraism

[ hee-brey-iz-uh m, -bree- ]
/ ˈhi breɪˌɪz əm, -bri- /

noun

an expression or construction distinctive of the Hebrew language.
the character, spirit, principles, or practices distinctive of the Hebrew people.

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Origin of Hebraism

1560–70; < Late Greek Hebraïsmós, equivalent to Hebra- (see Hebraize) + -ismos -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for hebraism

Hebraism
/ (ˈhiːbreɪˌɪzəm) /

noun

a linguistic usage, custom, or other feature borrowed from or particular to the Hebrew language, or to the Jewish people or their culture
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