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Jeremiah

masc. proper name, Old Testament prophet (compare jeremiad) who flourished c. 626-586 B.C.E., from Late Latin Jeremias, from Hebrew Yirmeyah, probably literally "may Jehovah exalt," but Klein suggests it also might be short for Yirmeyahu "the Lord casts, the Lord founds," and compares the first element in Jerusalem. The vernacular form in English was Jeremy.

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Definitions of Jeremiah

Jeremiah (n.)
(Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC);
Jeremiah (n.)
a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah;
Synonyms: Book of Jeremiah
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