from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Hebrew prophet of the seventh century B.C. who predicted the fall of Nineveh.
- n. See Table at Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
- proper n. Its author, a minor prophet.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC
- n. an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
Hebrew naḥûm, comfort, from niḥam, to console; see nḥm in Semitic roots.
After Nahum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew נַחוּם (nakhum, "consolation"). (Wiktionary)