Bethlehem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Bethleem, Bedlem, from Old French Bethleem, from Latin Bēthlehēmum, Bēthleëm, from Ancient Greek Βηθλεέμ (Bēthleém), from Hebrew בֵּית לֶחֶם(bet léchem, house of bread). Doublet of bedlam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛθləhɛm/, /ˈbɛθlihɛm/

Proper noun[edit]

Bethlehem

  1. A city in the West Bank, Palestine, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus.
  2. A town in Free State, South Africa.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bethlehem (plural Bethlehems)

  1. (obsolete) A lunatic asylum.
  2. (architecture) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the Eucharist is made.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Audsley to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛt.leːˌɦɛm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Beth‧le‧hem

Proper noun[edit]

Bethlehem n

  1. Bethlehem (a city in the West Bank, Palestine)

German[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Beth‧le‧hem

Proper noun[edit]

Bethlehem n

  1. Bethlehem (a city in the West Bank, Palestine)

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bēthlehem n (indeclinable)

  1. Alternative form of Bēthlehēmum

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Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bethlehem

  1. Alternative form of Bethleem