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Hebraism

[hee-brey-iz-uh m, -bree-] /ˈhi breɪˌɪz əm, -bri-/
noun
1.
an expression or construction distinctive of the Hebrew language.
2.
the character, spirit, principles, or practices distinctive of the Hebrew people.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Greek Hebraïsmós, equivalent to Hebra- (see Hebraize) + -ismos -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Hebraism

Hebraism

/ˈhiːbreɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
a linguistic usage, custom, or other feature borrowed from or particular to the Hebrew language, or to the Jewish people or their culture
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Word Origin and History for Hebraism
n.

1560s, "phrase or construction characteristic of the Hebrew language;" see Hebraic + -ism. Meaning "a quality or characteristic of the (biblical) Hebrew people" is from 1847.

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