[ sab-ee-oth, -awth, sab-ey-, suh-bey-ohth ]
/ ˈsæb iˌɒθ, -ˌɔθ, ˈsæb eɪ-, səˈbeɪ oʊθ /

noun (used with a plural verb)

armies; hosts. Rom. 9:29; James 5:4.

Origin of Sabaoth

1275–1325; < Hebrew ṣəbhāʾōth, plural of ṣābhā army Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sabaoth


/ (sæˈbeɪɒθ, ˈsæbeɪɒθ) /


Bible hosts, armies (esp in the phrase the Lord of Sabaoth in Romans 9:29)

Word Origin for Sabaoth

C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew ç'bāōth, from çābā
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Word Origin and History for sabaoth



early 14c., from Late Latin, from Greek Sabaoth, rendering Hebrew tzebhaoth "hosts, armies," plural of tzabha "army," from tzaba "he waged war, he served." A word translated in English in the Old Testament by the phrase "the Lord of Hosts," but originally left untranslated in the New Testament and in the "Te Deum" in the designation Lord of Sabaoth; often confused with sabbath.

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