- a masculine name: dim. Joe, Joey; equiv. L. Josephus, It. Giuseppe, Sp. José; fem. Josepha, Josephine
- Jacob's eleventh son, whose mother was Rachel: Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers but became a high official there: Gen. 30:22-24; 37; 45
- the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus: Matt. 1:18-25: his day is March 19also called Saint Joseph
Origin of Josephsee Joseph's coat a woman's long riding coat, with a cape, worn in the 18th cent.
Origin of JosephEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek I?s?ph ; from Classical Hebrew (language) y?s?ph, literally , may he add: see Genesis 30:24
- 1814-79; Union general in the Civil War
- 1554-1600; Eng. clergyman & writer
- 1586?-1647; Eng. Puritan clergyman, in America after 1633
, Saint fl. first century AD.
Originally Heinmot Tooyalakekt. Known as “Chief Joseph.” 1840?–1904.
1903 photograph by Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952)
Origin of josephAfter Joseph, who left an outer garment in the hands of Potiphar's wife when he fled her attempt to seduce him (Genesis 39:12).
- (sometimes capitalised) A woman's riding habit worn in the 18th century with a long cape and buttons running down the front.
Probably in allusion to Joseph's coat of many colours in Genesis 37:3.
Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף (Yoséf, “(God) shall add”); a son of Jacob.