jeroboam








noun

  1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
  2. (lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts).

noun

  1. a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces)Also called: double-magnum

noun Old Testament

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

1816, “large wine bottle,” from Jeroboam, “a mighty man of valour” (I Kings xi:28) “who made Israel to sin” (xiv:16), from Hebrew Yarobh’am, literally “let the people increase.”

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