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Jeremiah

[ jer-uh-mahy-uh ]
/ ˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ ə /
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noun

a Major Prophet of the 6th and 7th centuries b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Jer.
a male given name.

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Origin of Jeremiah

From Late Latin Jeremias, Hieremias, from Greek Hieremíās, from Hebrew Yirmĕyāh(ū) “God is high; God will exalt”

OTHER WORDS FROM Jeremiah

Jer·e·mi·an, Jer·e·mi·an·ic [jer-uh-mahy-an-ik]; /ˌdʒɛr ə maɪˈæn ɪk/; adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Jeremiah

Jeremiah
/ (ˌdʒɛrɪˈmaɪə) /

noun

Old Testament
  1. a major prophet of Judah from about 626 to 587 bc
  2. the book containing his oracles
a person who habitually prophesies doom or denounces contemporary society
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Cultural definitions for Jeremiah

Jeremiah

A major Israelite prophet; also, a book of the Old Testament that chronicles his life and records his angry lamentations about the wickedness of his people.

notes for Jeremiah

A “jeremiad” is any long lamentation or angry denunciation.
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