Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
  2. (noun, communication) an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi

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Synonyms of Malachi

book of malachi, malachias

Origin of the word Malachi

  1. masc. proper name, O.T. name of the last in order of the Twelve Prophets, from Heb. Mal'akhi, lit. "my messenger," from mal'akh "messenger," from Sem. base l-'-k (cf. Arabic la'aka "he sent"). more

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