- ɔwrDefinition: Central Semitic, to be(come) light. a. Urim and Thummim, from Hebrew ɔûrîm, perhaps plural of ɔûr, flame, light; b. Uriah, from Hebrew ɔûrîyāh, my light (is) Yahweh, from ûrî, my light, from ûr, light + -î, my (yāh, Yahweh; see hwy). Both a and b from Hebrew ɔôr, to be(come) light.
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. 2015.