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Meaning of Reuben

Reu•ben

Pronunciation: (r'bun), [key]
— n.
  1. the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him.
  3. See
  4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “behold a son.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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