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 ÎºÎ¿ÏÎ²á¾¶Î½ (korban), from Hebrew ×§Ö¸×¨Ö°×‘Ö¸Ö¼×Ÿ (korban, “offering, sacrifice"). Found in the Bible at Mark 7.11.