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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Christian convert and missionary with Saint Paul to Cyprus and Asia Minor.

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  • proper noun biblical An early Christian.
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Βαρναβᾶς (Barnabas), from the Hebrew בּר (bar, "son") and נביא (naví, "prophet").

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