Maccabees (books of the Apocrypha)
[muh k-brahyd] /məkˈbraɪd/ noun 1. Seán [shawn] /ʃɔn/ (Show IPA), 1904–88, Irish politician and diplomat, born in France: Nobel Peace Prize 1974. /məkˈbraɪd/ noun 1. Sean (ʃɔːn). 1904–88, Irish statesman; minister for external affairs (1948–51); chairman of Amnesty International (1961–75); Nobel Peace Prize 1974; UN commissioner for Namibia (1974–76)
[mak-uh-bee-uh s] /ˌmæk əˈbi əs/ noun 1. Judas or Judah [joo-duh] /ˈdʒu də/ (Show IPA), (“the Hammer”) died c. 160 b.c, Judean patriot, one of the Maccabees: military leader 166–160 (son of Mattathias).
[mak-uh-bee-uh n] /ˌmæk əˈbi ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Maccabees or Judas Maccabaeus. /ˌmækəˈbiːən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus, the Jewish leader of a revolt (166–161 bc) against Seleucid oppression
[mak-uh-beez] /ˈmæk əˌbiz/ noun 1. (used with a plural verb) the members of the Hasmonean family of Jewish leaders and rulers comprising the sons of Mattathias and their descendants and reigning in Judea from 167? to 37 b.c., especially Judas Maccabaeus and his brothers, who defeated the Syrians under Antiochus IV in 165? and rededicated […]