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[jer-uh-boh-uh m]
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  1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
  2. (lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts).
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  1. a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces)Also called: double-magnum
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Word Origin for jeroboam

C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a ``mighty man of valour'' (I Kings 11:28) who ``made Israel to sin'' (I Kings 14:16)


noun Old Testament
  1. the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
  2. king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)
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Word Origin and History for jeroboam


1816, "large wine bottle," from Jeroboam, "a mighty man of valour" (I Kings xi:28) "who made Israel to sin" (xiv:16), from Hebrew Yarobh'am, literally "let the people increase."

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