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  • Jer., Jerem. (abbreviations of the name of the book of the Bible)


From Latin Jeremias, from Ancient Greek Ἰερεμίας (Ieremías), from Hebrew יִרְמְיָה(yirm'yá, Jeremiah, literally Yahweh exalt).


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  1. (Abrahamic religions) An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.
    • 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader. Cork University Press. →ISBN, page 8:
      The man whom you call Diarmaid when you speak Irish, a low, pernicious, un-Irish, detestable custom, begot by slavery, and propagated by cringing, and fostered by flunkeyism, forces you to call Jeremiah when you speak English, or as a concession, Darby.

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Jeremiah (plural Jeremiahs)

  1. A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.

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  1. (Britain) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.