Hebrew

  • (adj): Of or relating to the language of the Hebrews.
    Example: "Hebrew vowels"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hebrew, hebrews:

Biblical Poetry - Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry - Unusual Forms
... of unusual forms of language cannot be considered as a sign of ancient Hebrew poetry ... which represents partly "lahem" and partly "lo", has many counterparts in Hebrew grammar, as, for example, "kemo" instead of "ke" or "emo" = "them" or "emo" = "their" or "clemo" = "to them"—forms ... "a(n)." A systematic review of similar unusual forms of Hebrew grammar and Hebrew words occurring in certain portions of the Old Testament ...
Biblical Poetry - Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry - Quantitative Rhythm
... The poetry of the ancient Hebrews is not distinguished from the other parts of the Old Testament by rhythm based on quantity, though in view of Greek and Roman poetry it was natural to seek such a ... was a definite sequence of long and short syllables in the ancient Hebrew poems but he could support this thesis only by changing the punctuation in many ways, and by allowing great license to ... of long and short syllables can be discovered and Sievers says "Hebrew prosody is not based on quantity as classical prosody is." ...
Elon (name)
... Elon (אֵילוֹן (Hebrew)), Alon (אַלוֹן (Hebrew)) or Ilan (אִילָן (Hebrew)) is a Jewish masculine name of Hebrew origin ... The name means "tree" or "oak tree" in the Hebrew language ... Moreover, the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shvat, the "new year of the trees" is referred to in Hebrew as "Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot", where "Ilanot" is the feminine plural ...
Gibeon (ancient City)
... Gibeon (Hebrew גבעון‎, Standard Hebrew Giv'on, Tiberian Hebrew Giḇʻôn) was a Canaanite city north of Jerusalem that was conquered by Joshua ...
Katamon
... Katamon (Arabic قطمون‎, Hebrew קטמון‎) is a neighbourhood in south-central Jerusalem, Israel ... The official Hebrew name, Gonen (Hebrew גּוֹנֵן), is only used in municipal publications ...

More definitions of "Hebrew":

  • (noun): The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel.
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews.
    Example: "The old Hebrew prophets"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical
  • (noun): A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties.
    Synonyms: Jew, Israelite

Famous quotes containing the word hebrew:

    Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise; why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
    —Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes, 7:16-17.

    The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
    —Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes 9:11.

    And tell so readily, he knoweth well
    How ev’ry star by proper name to call?
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm CXLVII (Paraphrased by The Countess of Pembroke)