Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Judeo-Christian Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
Pronounced Pron. beth-LEH-hem (Judeo-Christian Legend, Biblical), BETH-le-hem (English (American))
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Contributor Contrib.Grace on 6/24/2006
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.