from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, an officer in the Israelite army and the husband of Bathsheba. He was sent to die in battle so that David could marry his wife.
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- proper n. Any of a number of Old Testament men, including Bathsheba's husband whom David sent to death.
- proper n. A male given name of Biblical origin.
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- n. (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that king David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)
From Classical Hebrew אוּרִיָּה ('ūriyyā), literally “God is my light”. (Wiktionary)