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

  • A Hebrew prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
  • n. A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.
  • interj. Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.

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

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

Etymologies

Late Latin Ieremiās, from Hebrew yirməyāhû, Yahweh has established : yirm, he has established; see rmy in Semitic roots + yāhû, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Jeremiah.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew ירמיה (yeermia, "Yahweh exalt"). (Wiktionary)

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