Micah

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Etymology[edit]

From Biblical Hebrew מִיכָה ‎(mīḵāh), shortened form of מִיכַיְהוּ ‎(mīḵāyᵊhū, who is like Yahweh).

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Micah

  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (biblical) Any of several men in the Old Testament:
    1. (chiefly) The minor prophet and author of the Book of Micah.
      • 1611, Bible (KJV), Micah 1:1::
        The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
    2. An Ephraimite featured in Judges 17–18 and protagonist of the Micah’s idol narrative. Also called Michas.
  3. A male given name of Biblical origin. Used since the 17th century, but never popular.
    • 1959 James Michener, Hawaii, Corgi Books 1981, ISBN 055211006X, page 308:
      "We will call the boy Micah," he announced at last.
      "I had thought of some sweeter name, perhaps David," she suggested.
      "We will call him Micah," Abner replied.

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See also[edit]

  • Michael - a name with the almost same meaning

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