[ ree-uh-boh-uhm ]
/ ˌri əˈboʊ əm /
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the successor of Solomon and the first king of Judah, reigned 922?–915? b.c. 1 Kings 11:43.
(often lowercase) a large wine bottle, used especially for champagne, equivalent to 6 regular bottles or 4.8 liters (5 quarts).
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Origin of Rehoboam
From Late Latin Roboam, from Greek Rhoboám, from Hebrew Rəḥabhʿām “(The deity) enlarges the people; the people are enlarged”; def. 2 was first recorded in 1840–45
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British Dictionary definitions for Rehoboam
/ (ˌriːəˈbəʊəm) /
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of six normal bottles (approximately 156 ounces)
Word Origin for rehoboam
C19: named after Rehoboam, a son of King Solomon, from Hebrew, literally: the nation is enlarged
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