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Nahum

[ ney-huhm ]
/ ˈneɪ həm /
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noun

a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Nah.

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Origin of Nahum

Ultimately from Hebrew Naḥūm “consolation”

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British Dictionary definitions for Nahum

Nahum
/ (ˈneɪhəm) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet of the 7th century bc
the book containing his oracles
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