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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C. who called for the Jews exiled in Babylon to return to godliness and faith.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
  • proper n. A prophet.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin. First used by 17th century Puritans; rare today.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
  • n. an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration

Etymologies

Hebrew yəḥezqē'l, God has strengthened : yəḥezq, he has strengthened; see ḥzq in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
After Ezekiel1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew יְחֶזְקֵאל "God strengthens". (Wiktionary)

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