Zacchaeus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Zacchaeus, from Ancient Greek Ζακχαῖος (Zakkhaîos), from Hebrew זכי (zakkay), literally "pure, innocent", which came from זכה (zacha, be clean, pure)

Proper noun[edit]

Zacchaeus

  1. (rare) A male given name
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Luke 19:8:
      And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold

References[edit]

  • Zacchaeus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).