Word Summary
Ieremias: Jeremiah, an O.T. prophet
Original Word: Ἰερεμίας
Transliteration: Ieremias
Phonetic Spelling: (hee-er-em-ee'-as)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: Jeremiah, an O.T. prophet
Meaning: Jeremiah -- an Old Testament prophet
Strong's Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (Yirmyah); Hieremias (i.e. Jermijah), an Israelite -- Jeremiah.

see HEBREW Yirmyah

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2408: Ἰερεμίας

Ἰερεμίας (WH Ἰερεμίας (see their Introductory § 408); so in Matthew 27:9), Ιερεμιου (Buttmann, 17 (16), 8), (יִרְמְיָה or יִרְמְיָהוּ, equivalent to יָהּ יִרְמֶה 'Jehovah casts forth' (his enemies?), or 'Jehovah hurls' (his thunderbolts?); cf. Bleek, Einl. in das A. T. § 206, p. 469 (cf. B. D. under the word )), Jeremiah (A. V. also Jeremias, Jeremy), a famous Hebrew prophet, who prophesied from (circa) until the destruction of Jerusalem (). Afterward, he departed into Egypt, where he appears to have died; (cf. B. D. under the word Jeremiah, I. 6): Matthew 2:17; Matthew 16:14; Matthew 27:9 (in the last passage his name is given by mistake, for the words quoted are found in Zechariah 11:12f; (cf. Prof. Brown in the Journal of the Society for Biblical Literature and Exegesis for December, 1882, p. 101ff; Toy, Quot. in N. T., p. 68ff; for a history of attempted explanations, see Dr. James Morison, Commentary on Matthew, the passage cited)).