Jonah Definition

jōnə
noun
A masculine name: var. Jonas.
Webster's New World
A Hebrew prophet: thrown overboard in a storm sent because he had disobeyed God, he was swallowed by a big fish, but three days later was cast up on the shore unharmed.
Webster's New World
Any person said to bring bad luck by being present.
Webster's New World
The book telling Jonah's story.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
jinxBook of Jonah
pronoun
A male given name.
Wiktionary

(nautical, slang) A person who brings a ship bad luck.

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(biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.

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(Quran) The 10th sura (chapter) of the Quran.

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Origin of Jonah

  • Hebrew yônâ dove ywn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Hebrew יוֹנָה (yoná, “dove”).

    From Wiktionary

  • After Jonah

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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