- a masculine name: dim. Jerry; var. Jeremy
- a Hebrew prophet of the 7th and 6th cent.
- the book containing his prophecies: abbrev. Jer or Jr
- a person pessimistic about the future
Origin of JeremiahEcclesiastical Late Latin Jeremias ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Hieremias ; from Classical Hebrew (language) yirmey?h, literally , the Lord loosens (i.e., from the womb)
Origin of JeremiahAfter Jeremiah.
Origin of JeremiahLate Latin Ieremi&amacron;s, from Hebrew yirm&schwa;y&amacron;hû, Yahweh has established : yirm, he has established; see rmy in Semitic roots + y&amacron;hû, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
From the Hebrew יִרְמְיָה (yirm'yá, “Jeremiah”, literally “Yahweh exalt”).