Maccabee

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From the Latin Maccabaeus, from the Ancient Greek Μᾰκκᾰβαῖος (Makkabaîos), from the Classical Hebrew מַכַּבִּי (makkabbī).

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Maccabee (plural Maccabees)

  1. (biblical) A member of the Maccabees (a liberation movement in Israel who established Jewish independence in the Land of Israel in the second and first centuries BC).

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