Ezra definition

ĕzrə
A Hebrew high priest of the fifth century bc who led many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile.
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A male given name of biblical origin.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) A Hebrew scribe, prophet, and religious reformer of the 5th cent. b.c.
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The book telling of his life and teachings.
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(biblical) The fifteenth book of the Old Testament and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.
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A Jewish high priest from the fifth century.
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Origin of ezra

  • Hebrew ‘ezrā’ a nickname perhaps for ‘azrî’ēl God is my help ʕḏr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Hebrew עזרא (“God helps”).

    From Wiktionary