Definition of Hebraic in English:

Hebraic

adjective

  • Of Hebrew or the Hebrews.

    ‘a student of Hebraic religious literature’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In this respect, they embody the ideal that Matthew Arnold posited as a mix of Hebraic law and Hellenic light.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Instead, he attempted to transform the Zionist movement by articulating what he saw as its unique historic mission: the realization of a Hebraic humanism.’
    • ‘The author should be commended for having contributed immeasurably to understanding the ancient relationships of other peoples, religions and the Hebraic culture.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 also disturb the structured symmetrical balance of Hebraic paired reasoning in the concluding argument.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They, too, now need a better American balance between ethnic roots and civic forums, between Hebraic covenants and Enlightenment freedoms.’
    • ‘Their talks trace Babylonian cultural history, and its Hebraic counterpart.’
    • ‘You're thankfully left free to wonder just what, if anything, this Scottish experiment in Hebraic modality means.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The concept of the fixity and inflexibility of worldly ‘things’ was as foreign to Hebraic thought as it is endemic to our own.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Hebraic

/hɪˈbreɪɪk/