Habakkuk definition

hăbə-kŭk, -ko͝ok, hə-băkək
A Hebrew prophet of the late seventh century bc .
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(person, proper) A Hebrew prophet of c. 7th cent. b.c.
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(proper) The book containing his prophecies.
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A prophetic book in the Old Testament of the Bible, one of the minor prophets; or the eighth part of the Tere Asar in the Jewish Tanakh.
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A Jewish prophet of the Old Testament; author of the book that bears his name.
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(rare) A male given name of biblical origin.
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Origin of habakkuk

  • Hebrew ḥăbaqqûq perhaps akin to Akkadian ḫabbaququ a type of plant

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

  • From Latin Habacuc, from Classical Hebrew חֲבַקּוּק (chavakúk, “Habakkuk”). The name comes either from the Hebrew word חבק (khavák, “embrace”) or else from an Akkadian word [script?] (hambakuku) for a kind of plant.

    From Wiktionary