jahweh


noun

  1. Yahweh.

noun

  1. a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.

noun

  1. variant of Yahweh

noun

  1. Old Testament a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians

1869, hypothetical reconstruction of the tetragrammaton YHWH (see Jehovah), based on the assumption that the tetragrammaton is the imperfective of Hebrew verb hawah, earlier form of hayah “was,” in the sense of “the one who is, the existing.”

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