Jeremiah definition

jĕrə-mīə
A Hebrew prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries bc .
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Jerry; var. Jeremy.
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(person) A Hebrew prophet of the 7th and 6th cent. b.c.
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The book containing his prophecies.
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A person pessimistic about the future.
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(Abrahamic religions) An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
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(biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
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A male given name of biblical origin.
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A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.
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(UK) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.
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Origin of jeremiah

  • Late Latin Ieremiās from Hebrew yirməyāhû Yahweh has established yirm he has established rmy in Semitic roots yāhû Yahweh hwy in Semitic roots

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

  • From the Hebrew יִרְמְיָה (yirm'yá, “Jeremiah”, literally “Yahweh exalt”).

    From Wiktionary