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From Hebrew ירמיה (yeermia, “Yahweh exalt”).
- (Abrahamic religions) An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
- (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
- A male given name of biblical origin.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 2 Chronicles 35:25:
- And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
- 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader. Cork University Press. ISBN 1859182585, page 8:
- The man whom you call Diarmaid when you speak Irish, a low, pernicious, un-Irish, detestable custom, begot by slavery, and propagated by cringing, and fostered by flunkeyism, forces you to call Jeremiah when you speak English, or as a concession, Darby.
book of the Bible
male given name
Jeremiah (plural Jeremiahs)