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HE'BREW, noun [Heb. Eber, either a proper name, or a name denoting passage, pilgrimage, or coming from beyond the Euphrates.]

1. One of the descendants of Eber, or Heber; but particularly, a descendant of Jacob, who was a descendant of Eber; an Israelite; a Jew.

2. The hebrew language.

HE'BREW, adjective Pertaining to the Hebrews; as the Hebrew language or rites.