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Manasseh

[muh-nas-uh]
noun
  1. the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51.
  2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14–19.
  3. a king of Judah of the 7th century b.c. II Kings 21.
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Examples from the Web for manasseh

Historical Examples

  • In the house of Manasseh, the father of Joseph, there were great rejoicings.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • Manasseh, Hezekiah's successor, pursued the opposite policy.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • "That place is already engaged, sir," said Manasseh, quietly.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • "The Palazzo Cagliari," remarked Manasseh, but without any significant emphasis.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • When Manasseh returned with the French ladies he sought the lawyer.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai


British Dictionary definitions for manasseh

Manasseh

noun Old Testament
  1. the elder son of Joseph (Genesis 41:51)
  2. the Israelite tribe descended from him
  3. the territory of this tribe, in the upper Jordan valley
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Douay spelling: Manases (məˈnæsiːz)
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