malachi


malachi

noun

  1. a Minor Prophet of the 5th century b.c.
  2. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Mal.

noun Old Testament

  1. a Hebrew prophet of the 5th century bc
  2. the book containing his oraclesDouay spelling: Malachias (ˌmæləˈkaɪəs)

masc. proper name, Old Testament name of the last in order of the Twelve Prophets, from Hebrew Mal’akhi, literally “my messenger,” from mal’akh “messenger,” from Semitic base l-‘-k (cf. Arabic la’aka “he sent”).

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