[ahy-zey-uh or, esp. British, ahy-zahy-uh]
- Also called Isaiah of Jerusalem. a Major Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Isa.
- a male given name.
Origin of Isaiah
From the Hebrew word yəshaʿyāhū literally, Yahweh's salvation
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- the first of the major Hebrew prophets, who lived in the 8th century bc
- the book of his and others' prophecies
Word Origin and History for isaiah
masc. proper name, name of a biblical prophet, from Hebrew Yesha'yah, abbreviated form of Yesha'yahu, literally "salvation of the Lord," from yesha, yeshua "salvation, deliverance."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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