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[hee-brey-ist, -bree-]
  1. a person versed in the Hebrew language.
  2. a person imbued with the spirit of the Hebrew people or given to their principles or practices.
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Origin of Hebraist

First recorded in 1745–55; Hebra(ize) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for hebraist

Historical Examples

  • But, bless me, I am forgetting the letter of my good friend Dr. Hebraist.

    Eugene Aram, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The Hebraist will find the question fully discussed in Ginsburg.

  • Finishing his course in 1817, he became a student at the Divinity Hall, where he gained some reputation as a Hebraist.

British Dictionary definitions for hebraist


  1. a person who studies the Hebrew language and culture
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Derived FormsHebraistic or Hebraistical, adjectiveHebraistically, adverb
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