Ananias

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀνανίας (Ananías), from Hebrew חֲנַנְיָה(khananyá).

Proper noun[edit]

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Ananias

  1. In the New Testament, any of certain members of the early Christian church.
  2. (type) (with reference to Acts 5.3) A liar.
    • 1934, Frank Richards, The Magnet, Kidnapped from the Air
      Bunter entertained a hope of convincing Quelch that he hadn't been in the study at all. He had great faith in his powers as an Ananias!
  3. A male given name from Hebrew.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀνανίᾱς (Ananíās), from Hebrew חֲנַנְיָה(khananya).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ananiās m sg (genitive Ananiae); first declension

  1. Ananias

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ās), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ananiās
Genitive Ananiae
Dative Ananiae
Accusative Ananiān
Ablative Ananiā
Vocative Ananiā

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Proper noun[edit]

Ananias m

  1. (biblical) Ananias (any of several New Testament characters)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Ananias