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  • proper noun biblical The brother of Rebekah and uncle to Jacob and Esau.
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.

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  • noun Hungarian choreographer who developed Labanotation (1879-1958)


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From Hebrew לָבָן.


  • Single men, join Laban at the right, Cochrane at the left, and me in the center!

    Chapter 13

  • In my own humble opinion Laban is right 99% of the time in his posts.


  • Single men, join Laban at the right, Cochrane at the left, and me in the center!

    Chapter 13

  • A similar rule obtained in Laban's establishment, and the wages for which his nephew engaged to continue in his employment was the hand of Rachel.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • In Lebanon, "Laban" is Greek yoghurt, and "Lebni" is a sort of slightly tart soft cheese (it's very nice, on a hot day, on a cheese-biscuit or something.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • This is why he is called Laban the Aramean (arami — ramai, deceiver), because he deceived even the people of his place (and fed them at the wedding feast from their own money).

    Leah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • These were to go under Laban's care according to contract, so they are called Laban's flock by anticipation.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • In time to come it will be called Laban [Hebrew: לבן -- _white_], because it will be whitened of its impurity, and will return to the realm Israel, and they will pray the Lord to give them the appetite of carnal concupiscence, for the begetting of children.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • The reason of this etymology is to be found in the religious creeds of the wives of Jacob, whose gods were the taraphim of Laban, that is, the angels of the

    The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

  • Only once in a while did father permit a single shot from the trench, and at that only by our best marksmen, such as Laban and Timothy Grant.

    Chapter 13


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