[ mahy-kuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ kə /


a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Mic.
a male given name.
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/ (ˈmaɪkə) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet of the late 8th century bc
the book containing his prophecies
Douay spelling: Micheas (maɪˈkiːəs)
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Word Origin and History for micah


masc. proper name, sixth of the Old Testament prophets, from Hebrew Mikhah, short for Mikhayah, literally "who is like the Lord?" First element identical to that in Michael, for second element, see Jah.

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