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Meaning of "Zephaniah" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZEPHANIAH

Zephaniah  [ˌzɛfəˈnaɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZEPHANIAH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zephaniah is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZEPHANIAH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zephaniah

Zephaniah

Zephaniah /ˌzɛfəˈnaɪ.ə/ or Tzfanya is the name of several people in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. His name is commonly transliterated Sophonias in bibles translated from the Latin Vulgate or Septuagint. The name might mean "Yah has concealed", " Yah has hidden", or ""Yah lies in wait"".

Definition of Zephaniah in the English dictionary

The first definition of Zephaniah in the dictionary is a Hebrew prophet of the late 7th century bc. Other definition of Zephaniah is the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah. Zephaniah is also Benjamin. born 1958, British poet, writer, and activist, born in Jamaica. His poetry collections include The Dread Affair and Too Black, Too Strong.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZEPHANIAH


buyer
ˈbaɪə
desire
dɪˈzaɪə
dire
daɪə
empire
ˈɛmpaɪə
entire
ɪnˈtaɪə
fire
faɪə
higher
ˈhaɪə
hire
ˈhaɪə
inspire
ɪnˈspaɪə
Iphigenia
ˌɪfɪdʒɪˈnaɪə
maya
ˈmaɪə
prior
ˈpraɪə
require
rɪˈkwaɪə
sthenia
sθəˈnaɪə
supplier
səˈplaɪə
Surabaya
ˌsʊərəˈbaɪə
tire
ˈtaɪə
vampire
ˈvæmpaɪə
via
ˈvaɪə
wire
waɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZEPHANIAH

Zeno
Zeno of Citium
Zeno of Elea
Zenobia
zeolite
zeolitic
zeolitiform
zep
Zeph.
zephyr
Zephyrus
zeppelin
zeppole
zeptosecond
zerda
zerk
Zermatt

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZEPHANIAH

alleluiah
chanukiah
dahabiah
halleluiah
hanukiah
Hezekiah
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Josiah
Messiah
Nehemiah
Obadiah
Offiah
pariah
rupiah
Shiah
Uriah
Zachariah
Zechariah
Zedekiah

Synonyms and antonyms of Zephaniah in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Zephaniah» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZEPHANIAH

Find out the translation of Zephaniah to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Zephaniah from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Zephaniah» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

西番雅书
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sofonías
570 millions of speakers

English

Zephaniah
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सपन्याह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صفنيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Софония
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sofonias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সফনিয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Sophonie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zephaniah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zefanja
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゼパニヤ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스바냐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zephaniah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Zephaniah
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செப்பனியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सपन्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yahudi küçük peygamberi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sofonia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sofoniasza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Софония
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tefania
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σοφονίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sefánja
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sefanja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sefanja
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Zephaniah

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEPHANIAH»

The term «Zephaniah» is regularly used and occupies the 65.140 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEPHANIAH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Zephaniah

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZEPHANIAH»

Discover the use of Zephaniah in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Zephaniah and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Zephaniah
Practical teaching and application of the Bible's teaching from Zephaniah.
Michael Bentley, 2008
2
Face
In this startling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, the author tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident.
Benjamin Zephaniah, 2011
3
Zephaniah: A Commentary
The Book of Zephaniah poses a full range of interpretive and hermenutical issues for the modern reader. Sweeney's keen reading of this small, prophetic book opens new doors for Hebrew Bible research.
Marvin Alan Sweeney, Paul D. Hanson, 2003
4
Zephaniah: A Prophetic Drama
destruction in Zephaniah, however, so it differs from the tragic ending of that epic. Zephaniah uses dramatic narration, thus differing fi'om the constant third-person perspective in epic. No real syntactical parallels between Zephaniah and epic ...
Paul R. House, 1989
5
Teacher's Dead
Benjamin Zephaniah has, once again, chosen a topical and hard-hitting subject - and he deals with it in his own uniquely empathetic and edgy way.
Benjamin Zephaniah, 2011
6
Talking Turkeys
We cause Peace, Fighters fear us, On de streets The very first ground-breaking children's poetry collection from street poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Playful, clever and provocative, this is performance poetry on the page at its very best.
Benjamin Zephaniah, 1995
7
Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah: A Commentary
This commentary builds on the work of previous scholarship and addresses contemporary issues.
J. J. M. Roberts, 1991
8
School's Out: Poems Not for School
By now you should overstand I, Here are poems dat are bad for you The rejects My favourites."—from the introduction Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the best known-contemporary poets in Britain today.
Benjamin Zephaniah, 1997
9
Zephaniah
This is a new volume of The Historical Commentary on the Old Testament, an international series of commentaries which devotes explicit attention to the history of interpretation of biblical tradition in all its stages, both within and ...
J. Vlaardingerbroek, 1999
10
Wicked World!
A brand new brilliant collection from the ground-breaking poet, Benjamin Zephaniah.
Benjamin Zephaniah, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZEPHANIAH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Zephaniah is used in the context of the following news items.
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If I were Prime Minister: I'd order a review of all deaths in custody …
They should spend their time seeking truth, beauty, and attending sex parties. Benjamin Zephaniah is Professor of Creative writing at Brunel University. «The Independent, Apr 15»
2
The interview: Benjamin Zephaniah
Dub poet, author and activist Benjamin Zephaniah headlines Picture the Poet Live at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery tomorrow. MALCOLM WYATT caught up ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Mar 15»
3
FA Cup: Benjamin Zephaniah ode to Aston Villa v West Brom
Local poet Benjamin Zephaniah delivers his ode to the West Midlands derby in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Aston Villa and West Brom. «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
4
FA Cup and Premier League predictions: Lawro v Benjamin …
... Midlands FA Cup derby. Zephaniah told BBC Sport: "It's obvious it's going to be Villa to win, but West Brom are going to try really hard, so I say 2-1 to Villa." ... «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
5
Top rabbi called victims' father a "lunatic" in text message
Rabbi Meir Kluwgant called Zephaniah Waks a "lunatic" who was "guilty of neglect ... Zephaniah Waks, Manny's father, has told the Commission he felt forced to ... «The Age, Feb 15»
6
VIDEO: Performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah discusses struggles …
... or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser. Zephaniah then stayed on to speak just to the A-Level students about his poems that they are studying. «Croydon Guardian, Nov 14»
7
Benjamin Zephaniah: people all over the world are living in fear and …
Benjamin Zephaniah: I kind of write for the good of mankind. But I know my limitations. Photograph: Richard Saker/Richard Saker. Benjamin Zephaniah, DG ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
8
Free read! Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah
Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah. Rico knows trouble. He knows the look of it and the sound of it. He also knows to stay away from it as best as he can. «The Guardian, Oct 14»
9
Benjamin Zephaniah interview: To me it's not about black, white …
It's really weird to say, because I'm a writer, but I hated writing and I hated reading. But it's really important. You get into the habit of reading and writing when ... «The Guardian, Oct 14»
10
Benjamin Zephaniah: A fixed idea of Britain is anti-British
Benjamin Zephaniah, the award-winning poet and writer, made an impassioned defence of the strength of Britain's multicultural cohesion at the Telegraph Bath ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»

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