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Borrowed from Latin Hebrōn, ultimately from Biblical Hebrew חֶבְרוֹן(Ḥeḇrōn), possibly via Ancient Greek Χεβρών (Khebrṓn).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A city in Palestine; holy in both Judaism and Islam.
  2. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A former settlement in California.
    2. A town in Connecticut.
    3. A village in Illinois.
    4. A town in Indiana; named for a local Associate Reformed Presbyterian church, itself named for the city in Palestine.
    5. An unincorporated community in Iowa; named for the city in Palestine.
    6. A census-designated place in Kentucky; named for the city in Palestine.
    7. A town in Maine.
    8. A town in Maryland; named for the city in Palestine.
    9. An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri; named for the city in Palestine.
    10. A ghost town in Shelby County, Missouri; named for the city in Palestine.
    11. A city, the county seat of Thayer County, Nebraska; named for the city in Palestine.
    12. A town in New Hampshire.
    13. A town in New York; named for the town in Connecticut.
    14. A city in North Dakota; named for the city in Palestine.
    15. A village in Ohio.
    16. A census-designated place in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
    17. An unincorporated community in Potter County, Pennsylvania; named for the city in Palestine.
    18. A town in Texas.
    19. A ghost town in Utah; named for the city in Palestine.
    20. An unincorporated community in Marion County, West Virginia; named for a local church.
    21. An unincorporated community in Pleasants County, West Virginia; named for the city in Palestine.
    22. A town in Wisconsin.
  3. A number of places elsewhere:
    1. A community in New Brunswick.
    2. A ghost town in Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador. [From 1831]
    3. A community in Nova Scotia.
    4. A community in Prince Edward Island; named for the city in Palestine.
    5. A hamlet in Llanddyfnan community, Anglesey, Wales (OS grid ref SH4584).
    6. A hamlet in Cilymaenllwyd community, Carmarthenshire, Wales (OS grid ref SN1827).
    7. A locality in Llanfihangel-ar-Arth community, Carmarthenshire (OS grid ref SN4135). [1]
    8. A small village and civil parish north of Morpeth, Northumberland, England (OS grid ref NZ1989).
  4. A surname.






This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “From the Ancient Greek Χεβρών (Khebrṓn)? But if so, why isn't it spelt Chebrōn?”


Proper noun[edit]

Hebrōn m sg (variously declined, genitive Hebrōn or Hebrōnis); indeclinable, third declension

  1. Hebron (city)
  2. Hebron (Biblical figure)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Vulgate, Hebrōn is not declined.


Indeclinable noun or third-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Hebrōn
Genitive Hebrōn
Dative Hebrōn
Accusative Hebrōn
Ablative Hebrōn
Vocative Hebrōn
Locative Hebrōn


  • Hebrōn in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 738/2

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Proper noun[edit]

Hebron f

  1. Alternative spelling of Hebrom