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  1. the book of Ecclesiastes.
  2. its author.
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Also Ko·hel·et, Ko·hel·es [koh-hel-et, -es] /koʊˈhɛl ɛt, -ɛs/.

Origin of Koheleth

From the Hebrew word qoheleṭ member of an assembly
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Historical Examples of koheleth

  • In Koheleth it is written: "To add to knowledge is to add to pain."

    The Philosophy of Disenchantment

    Edgar Saltus

  • The objects of Koheleth's satire are of a varied description.

  • You will discover the profound truth of the saying of my friend Koheleth, that there is nothing new under the sun.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

  • Koheleth (the preacher, originally gatherer), the Hebrew name for the book of Ecclesiastes, and a personification of wisdom.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • First, Koheleth is endorsed as an industrious, discriminating and instructive writer.

British Dictionary definitions for koheleth


  1. Old Testament Ecclesiastes or its author, traditionally believed to be Solomon
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Word Origin for Koheleth

from Hebrew qōheleth
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