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  • proper noun Any of a number of Old Testament men, including the scribe and companion of Jeremiah.
  • proper noun An Apocryphal Book of the Old Testament.
  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun an Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch
  • noun a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah
  • noun economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)

Etymologies

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From Hebrew בָּרוּךְ (Barukh, "blessed"). Cognate with Arabic بارك (bārak, "Barak").

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