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From the Hebrew ענאיה (God has answered).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. One of the elders who stood with Ezra the Scribe. (biblical character)
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Nehemiah 8:4:
      And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.