follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

Sabaoth

[sab-ee-oth, -awth, sab-ey-, suh-bey-ohth] /ˈsæb iˌɒθ, -ˌɔθ, ˈsæb eɪ-, səˈbeɪ oʊθ/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
armies; hosts. Rom. 9:29; James 5:4.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; < Hebrew ṣəbhāʾōth, plural of ṣābhā army
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Sabaoth

Sabaoth

/sæˈbeɪɒθ; ˈsæbeɪɒθ/
noun
1.
(Bible) hosts, armies (esp in the phrase the Lord of Sabaoth in Romans 9:29)
Word Origin
C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew ç'bāōth, from çābā
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Sabaoth
n.

early 14c., from Late Latin, from Greek Sabaoth, rendering Hebrew tzebhaoth "hosts, armies," plural of tzabha "army," from tzaba "he waged war, he served." A word translated in English in the Old Testament by the phrase "the Lord of Hosts," but originally left untranslated in the New Testament and in the "Te Deum" in the designation Lord of Sabaoth; often confused with sabbath.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Sabaoth in the Bible

the transliteration of the Hebrew word _tsebha'oth_, meaning "hosts," "armies" (Rom. 9:29; James 5:4). In the LXX. the Hebrew word is rendered by "Almighty." (See Rev. 4:8; comp. Isa. 6:3.) It may designate Jehovah as either (1) God of the armies of earth, or (2) God of the armies of the stars, or (3) God of the unseen armies of angels; or perhaps it may include all these ideas.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Sabaoth

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Sabaoth

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Sabaoth

Nearby words for sabaoth