[ oh-buh-dahy-uh ]
/ ˌoʊ bəˈdaɪ ə /
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.
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Also Douay Bible
, Ab·di·as [ab-dahy-uhs] /æbˈdaɪ əs/
Origin of Obadiah
Ultimately from Hebrew ʿōbhadhyāh, ʿōbhadhyāhū “slave of Yahweh”
Words nearby Obadiah
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Obadiah in a sentence
Macgregor, or rather Obadiah Marston, opened his eyes but once after that, and seemed as if he wished to speak.
Sir, answered Obadiah, making a bow towards his left shoulder,—my Mistress is taken very badly.
Obadiah pulld off his cap twice to Dr. Slop;—once as he was falling,—and then again when he saw him seated.
This answered all that Obadiah and the maid intended; but was no remedy against some evils which neither he or she foresaw.
British Dictionary definitions for Obadiah
noun Old Testament
a Hebrew prophet
the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
Douay spelling: Abdias (æbˈdaɪəs)
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