Associations to the word «Maccabees»

Wiktionary

MACCABEES, noun. Plural of Maccabee
MACCABEES, proper noun. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
MACCABEES, proper noun. (history) A Jewish liberation movement who fought for, and established, independence in the Land of Israel during the second and first centuries BC.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats