Meaning of Hebraic in English:


Pronunciation /hɪˈbreɪɪk/


  • Of Hebrew or the Hebrews.

    ‘a student of Hebraic religious literature’
    • ‘The beginnings of Islam were founded on the ability to synthesize Greek, Byzantine, Persian and Hebraic knowledge bases and to work them into something new.’
    • ‘Whilst Judaism refuses to acknowledge any power that might work contrary to a single, perfect God's plan, there is nevertheless a tradition of evil spirits in Hebraic culture.’
    • ‘In this respect, they embody the ideal that Matthew Arnold posited as a mix of Hebraic law and Hellenic light.’
    • ‘This so-called ‘Christian’ articulation of presence, like that of the complementary Jewish tradition, emerges out of a Hebraic perception in which one does not think about God, but thinks with God.’
    • ‘Instead, he attempted to transform the Zionist movement by articulating what he saw as its unique historic mission: the realization of a Hebraic humanism.’
    • ‘While still young, he moved to Odessa, where he received an ‘enlightened’ modern education and was part of the vibrant Zionist and Hebraic intellectual culture then centered in that city.’
    • ‘The author should be commended for having contributed immeasurably to understanding the ancient relationships of other peoples, religions and the Hebraic culture.’
    • ‘Her concrete and unwavering declarations provide a foil for her husband's quavering and uncertain struggle to integrate both Hellenic and Hebraic parts of his identity.’
    • ‘In the case of Yiddish, the grammar is mainly Germanic, but the vocabulary and certain other features of the language draw on Hebraic, Romance, and Slavic sources as well.’
    • ‘The Hebraic worldview - or what I have termed in other I writings biblical myth - shapes the way we understand and live our lives in at least three important ways.’
    • ‘In her work there is a strong logic related to meanings, where texts are taken from languages as diverse as Russian, Arabic, Korean and Japanese, but are often reflections of Hebraic script.’
    • ‘Milton showers his poem with thousands of allusions to Hebraic, medieval, and renaissance culture, and his syntax may strike a modern reader as twisted.’
    • ‘They, too, now need a better American balance between ethnic roots and civic forums, between Hebraic covenants and Enlightenment freedoms.’
    • ‘The concept of the fixity and inflexibility of worldly ‘things’ was as foreign to Hebraic thought as it is endemic to our own.’
    • ‘At the end, David lives one last day with Monica and she bakes him a cake on which there are seven candles (a very significant Hebraic number).’
    • ‘That is a side of Christian thinking not unlike the ancient Hebraic prohibition against any art in competition with God's creation.’
    • ‘The Hebraic people, ancient and abandoned, had always looked for refuge, had never found anything but desolate deserts.’
    • ‘You're thankfully left free to wonder just what, if anything, this Scottish experiment in Hebraic modality means.’
    • ‘They also disturb the structured symmetrical balance of Hebraic paired reasoning in the concluding argument.’
    • ‘Their talks trace Babylonian cultural history, and its Hebraic counterpart.’


Via Christian Latin from late Greek Hebraikos, from Hebraios (see Hebrew).