a Hebrew prophet of the 7th and 6th cent. b.c.
a person pessimistic about the future
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Word origin of 'Jeremiah'LL(Ec) Jeremias < Gr(Ec) Hieremias < Heb yirmeyāh, lit., the Lord loosens (i.e., from the womb)