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postexilic

[ pohst-eg-zil-ik, -ek-sil- ]
/ ˌpoʊst ɛgˈzɪl ɪk, -ɛkˈsɪl- /
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adjective
being or occurring subsequent to the exile of the Jews in Babylonia 597–538 b.c.
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Sometimes post·ex·il·i·an [pohst-eg-zil-ee-uhn, -ek-sil-] /ˌpoʊst ɛgˈzɪl i ən, -ɛkˈsɪl-/ .

Origin of postexilic

First recorded in 1870–75; post- + exilic
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