Definition of


  1. (noun, group) (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament

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Alternate forms of Sabaoth

Hypernyms: host, legion

Origin of the word Sabaoth

  1. early 14c., from L.L., from Gk. Sabaoth, from Heb. tzebhaoth "hosts, armies," plural of tzabha "army." A word translated in O.T. in phrase "the Lord of Hosts," but originally left untranslated in N.T. and "Te Deum" in the designation Lord of Sabaoth; often confused with sabbath (q.v.). more

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