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A sacrifice made to God by the ancient Hebrews at the Temple in Jerusalem.
[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek korbān, from Hebrew qorbān, from qārab, to approach; see qrb in Semitic roots.]
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corban(ˈkɔːbən; Hebrew kɔrˈban)
1. (Bible) Old Testament a gift to God
2. (Bible) New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
3. (Judaism) New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
[C14: from Late Latin, from Greek korban, from Hebrew qorbān offering, literally: a drawing near]
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cor•ban(ˈkɔr bən, -bæn)
an offering or sacrifice made to God, esp. among the ancient Hebrews, in fulfillment of a vow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near]
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