jeroboam


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jer·o·bo·am

 (jĕr′ə-bō′əm)
n.
1. A wine bottle holding 3 liters (approximately 0.8 gallon) of sparkling wine.
2. A wine bottle holding 4.5 liters (approximately 1.2 gallons) of still wine.

[So called (in reference to the bottle's size and the drunkenness caused by wine) after Jeroboam I (died c. 901 bc), king of northern Israel described in the Bible as "a mighty man of valor" (I Kings 11:28) "who made Israel to sin" (14:16).]

Jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
1. (Bible) the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
2. (Bible) king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)

jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
(Units) a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces). Also called: double-magnum
[C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a 'mighty man of valour' (I Kings 11:28) who 'made Israel to sin' (I Kings 14:16)]

Jer•o•bo•am

(ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm)

n.
1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
2. (l.c.) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 qt.).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.jeroboam - a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine
Translations

Jeroboam

[ˌdʒerəˈbəʊəm] NJeroboam

jeroboam

nDoppelmagnum(flasche) f
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But why stop with a magnum when you can also buy a jeroboam (the equivalent of four bottles or three litres)?
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1615-20) at Talabardon & Gautier, which reveals the artist's debt to Rubens, and Jacques Ignatius de Roore's Jeroboam puni pour avoir adore les faux Dieux (1731) at Franck Baulme (Fig.
Rabbi Yosef Green's reappraisal of Jeroboam ben Nabat (JBQ 44:2) was an eye-opener for those who never realized that there were many positive aspects to Jeroboam, termed the first and most wicked king of North Israel.
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