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Hebrew

noun uk   /ˈhiː.bruː/ us  
[U] the ancient language of the Jewish people and the official language of modern IsraelLanguage names [C] a Jewish person, used especially about the Jews of ancient IsraelNames of groups of people who lived in the pastPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
Hebraic
adjective uk   /hɪˈbreɪ.ɪk/ us  
Hebraic studiesNames of groups of people who lived in the past
Hebrew
adjective uk   us  
Language names
(Definition of Hebrew from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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