Hebraism
Hebraism He"bra*ism, n. [Cf. F. h['e]bra["i]sme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. The type of character of the Hebrews. [1913 Webster]

The governing idea of Hebraism is strictness of conscience. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hebraism — He·bra·ism || hiːbreɪɪzÉ™m n. idiom or phrase found in the Hebrew language; something characteristic to the Hebrew people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hebraism — [ hi:breɪɪz(ə)m] noun 1》 a Hebrew idiom or expression. 2》 the Jewish religion, culture, or character. Derivatives Hebraistic adjective Hebraize or Hebraise verb …   English new terms dictionary

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