Definition of Hebraism

1. Noun. Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud.

Exact synonyms: Jewish Religion, Judaism
Generic synonyms: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Specialized synonyms: Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism
Group relationships: Jewry
Derivative terms: Judaical



Definition of Hebraism

1. n. A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language.

Definition of Hebraism

1. Noun. the identification of a usage, trait, or characteristic of the Hebrew language. By successive extension it is sometimes applied to the Jewish people, their faith, national ideology, or culture. ¹

2. Noun. (rhetoric) Excessive use of expressions derived from Hebrew ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hebraism

Hebei
Hebei province
Hebeloma
Heberden's angina
Heberden's nodes
Heberden's nodosities
Hebes
Hebr.
Hebra
Hebra's disease
Hebra's prurigo
Hebraic
Hebraic alphabet
Hebraical
Hebraically
Hebraism
Hebraist
Hebraistic
Hebraistically
Hebraists
Hebraize
Hebraized
Hebraizes
Hebraizing
Hebrean
Hebreish
Hebrew
Hebrew Aramaic Scriptures
Hebrew Scripture
Hebrew Scriptures

Literary usage of Hebraism

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"He begins by recommending hebraism tempered and directed by Hellenism; but he ends by recommending the adoption of Hellenism to an extent utterly ..."

2. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"As Mr. Matthew Arnold says in "Culture and Anarchy," the governing idea of Hellenism is spontaneity of consciousness ; that of hebraism is strictness of ..."

3. Culture & Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism by Matthew Arnold (1911)
"hebraism AND HELLENISM. \J THIS fundamental ground is our preference of doing to thinking. Now this preference is a main element in our nature, ..."

4. Matthew Arnold and His Relation to the Thought of Our Time: An Appreciation by William Harbutt Dawson (1904)
"... you forget to blame the adept who is able to get so much out of him. His treatment of that favourite theme of his, Hellenism and hebraism, ..."

5. Literature, Its Principles and Problems by Theodore Whitefield Hunt (1906)
"CHAPTER ELEVEN hebraism AND HELLENISM IN LITERATURE IN a very interesting book entitled, "Social Ideals in English Letters," the accomplished authoress ..."

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