Caleb definition

kāləb
(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
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(bible, person, proper) A leader of the Israelites who, with Joshua, was permitted by God to enter the Promised Land: Num. 26:65; Deut. 1:36
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An Israelite who entered Canaan with Joshua.
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A male given name first used by Puritans.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caleb
Plural:
calebs

Origin of caleb

  • From Hebrew כלב (kéleb, “dog”) (possibly referring to dogs’ unconditional devotion to their masters).

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