Pronunciation: (bâr'uk for 1; bu-rOOk' for 2, 3), [key]
1. the amanuensis and friend of Jeremiah and nominal author of the book of Baruch in the Apocrypha. Jer. 32:12.
2. Bernard Man•nes Pronunciation: (man'us), [key] 1870–1965, U.S. statesman and financier.
3. a male given name.
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