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

  • A Hebrew prophet of the eighth century B.C.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  • proper n. A prophet, the author of the Book of Isaiah.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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

  • n. (Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)
  • n. an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies


Late Latin Īsaias, from Hebrew yəša'yāhû, salvation of Yahweh : yēša', salvation; see wṯʿ in Semitic roots + yāhû, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Isaiah.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek Ἠσαΐας from the Hebrew ישעיהו "Yahweh is salvation". (Wiktionary)


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