from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Hebrew prophet of the late seventh century B.C.
- n. See Table at Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A prophetic book Old Testament of the Bible; or the eighth part of the Tere Asar in the Jewish Tanakh.
- proper n. A Jewish prophet of the Old Testament; author of the book that bears his name.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
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- n. a Hebrew minor prophet
- n. an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
Hebrew ḥăbaqqûq; perhaps akin to Akkadian ḫabbaququ, a type of plant.
After Habakkuk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Habacuc, from Classical Hebrew חֲבַקּוּק (Ḥăḇaqqûq) a prophet of the Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. The name comes either from the Hebrew word חבק (khavak, "embrace") or else from an Akkadian word hambakuku for a kind of plant. (Wiktionary)