Jonah meaning

jōnə
(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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(nautical, slang) A person who brings a ship bad luck.
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(slang, by extension of the nautical sense) Any person or object which is deemed to cause bad luck; a jinx.
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In the Bible, a prophet who was swallowed by a great fish and disgorged unharmed three days later.
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A masculine name: var. Jonas.
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Any person said to bring bad luck by being present.
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A male given name.
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One thought to bring bad luck.
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Origin of jonah

  • Hebrew yônâ dove ywn in Semitic roots

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

  • After Jonah

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

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

    From Wiktionary