Corban meaning

kôr'bən, -băn'
A sacrifice made to God by the ancient Hebrews at the Temple in Jerusalem.
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An offering to God, especially in fulfilment of a vow.
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An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.
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Origin of corban

  • Middle English from Late Latin from Greek korbān from Hebrew qorbān from qārab to approach qrb in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek κορβᾶν (korban), from Hebrew קָרְבָּן (korban, “offering, sacrifice"). Found in the Bible at Mark 7.11.
    From Wiktionary