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Micah

[mahy-kuh]
noun
  1. a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
  2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Mic.
  3. a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of micah

Historical Examples of micah

  • Into the water with you, you sea-viper, or I'll push you in as sure as my name is Micah Clarke.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • My son Micah, as I understand, hath picked you out of the waves.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I would, Micah, that you would wring me out and hang me to dry upon one of these bushes.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • In the time of the Judges, the Idol of Micah was consulted as a kind of oracle.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • The prophet Micah was struck with the energy and devotion of the heathen to their gods.

    Broken Bread

    Thomas Champness


British Dictionary definitions for micah

Micah

noun Old Testament
  1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 8th century bc
  2. the book containing his prophecies
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Douay spelling: Micheas (maɪˈkiːəs)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for micah

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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