Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Hebrews or their language or culture.

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  • adj. of, or relating to the Hebrew people, language or culture

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Hebrews, or to the language of the Hebrews.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; Hebrew.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews
  • adj. of or relating to the language of the Hebrews

Etymologies

Middle English Ebraik, from Late Latin Hebrāicus, from Greek Hebraikos, from Hebraios; see Hebrew.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The persons who agitated the use of the term Hebraic had certain very definite literary and historic and social relationships in mind.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915

  • A drunken Mel Gibson mugshot with the word "Schmuck" beneath it in Hebraic script: what more needs to be said?

    Boing Boing: August 13, 2006 - August 19, 2006 Archives

  • His intimate acquaintance with Jewish customs, and his facility in Hebraic Greek, seem to show that he was an early convert to the Jewish faith; and this is curiously confirmed by Ac 21: 27-29, where we find the Jews enraged at Paul's supposed introduction of Greeks into the temple, because they had seen "Trophimus the Ephesian" with him; and as we know that Luke was with Paul on that occasion, it would seem that they had taken him for a Jew, as they made no mention of him.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Even Matthew Arnold admitted that its stern "Hebraic" culture, as he called it, had wrought some of the grandest achievements of history.

    Oriental Religions and Christianity A Course of Lectures Delivered on the Ely Foundation Before the Students of Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1891

  • He held that the English people had been too much occupied with the 'Hebraic' ideal of the Old Testament, the interest in morality or right conduct, and though he agreed that this properly makes three quarters of life, he insisted that it should be joined with the Hellenic (Greek) ideal of a perfectly rounded nature.

    A History of English Literature

  • These two spirits have been called by Matthew Arnold the "Hebraic" and the "Hellenic"; the one Hebraic, because its clearest and most consistent manifestation has been among the Hebrews; the other Hellenic, because its clearest and most consistent manifestation has been among the Hellenes, or ancient Greeks.

    Platform Monologues

  • In light of the above-one a prime example of "Hebraic" violence from the Bible, the other from Christian history-why should Islam be the one religion always characterized as intrinsically violent, simply because its holy book and its history also contain violence?

    Writings from the Middle East Forum and Middle East Quarterly.

  • In short, there is unavoidable tension between Matthew, James, and presumably the "Hebraic" early Christians and the Pauline soteriology of salvation through faith.

    Tête-à-Tête-Tête

  • There's a bit about a "Hebraic" quest in the desert, musings on the essence of the machine, a trope that compares the washi textures on the G37's interior panels to Ford using beef as upholstery, and a complaint about the trunk space that is captured by:

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  • Thus, within a generation of the destruction of the Temple, the non-Hebraic sects found themselves cut off from the Hebrew Torah, the basis of all the teachings of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef.

    Amazing Thread v.2.0

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