Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hebrew prophet of the late seventh century B.C.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

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  • proper n. A prophetic book Old Testament of the Bible; or the eighth part of the Tere Asar in the Jewish Tanakh.
  • proper n. A Jewish prophet of the Old Testament; author of the book that bears his name.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.

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  • n. a Hebrew minor prophet
  • n. an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hebrew ḥăbaqqûq; perhaps akin to Akkadian ḫabbaququ, a type of plant.
After Habakkuk.

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From Latin Habacuc, from Classical Hebrew חֲבַקּוּק (Ḥăḇaqqûq) a prophet of the Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. The name comes either from the Hebrew word חבק (khavak, "embrace") or else from an Akkadian word hambakuku for a kind of plant.

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  • The Past is the Present

    If external action is effete

    and rhyme is outmoded,

    I shall revert to you,

    Habakkuk, as when in a Bible class

    the teacher was speaking of unrhymed verse.

    He said - and I think I repeat his exact words -

    "Hebrew poetry is prose

    with a sort of heightened consciousness." Ecstasy affords

    the occasion and expediency determines the form.

    Marianne Moore

    July 10, 2010