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Tetragrammaton

Definition:

4 Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh) or JHVH (Jehovah) signifying the Hebrew name for God which the Jews regarded as too holy to pronounce

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

Tetragrammatons

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English Tetragramaton, from Greek tetragrammaton, four-letter word, from...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tetragrammaton | YHWH

refers to the Hebrew theonym transliterated to the Latin letters YHWH. It may be derived from the verb that means "to be", and is considered in Judaism to be a proper name of the God of Israel used in the Hebrew Bible. While YHWH is the usual ... (47 of 7821 words, 8 images)

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Tetragrammaton (disambiguation)

the four-letter scriptural name of the Abrahamic God. Tetragrammaton may refer to: Tetragrammaton Labyrinth, a comic | Tetragrammaton Records, a company | Tetragrammaton, a brain technology in the David Brin novel Kiln People | Tetragrammaton, a... (33 of 119 words, 10 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

Tetragrammaton

The four Hebrew letters יהוה (in transliteration, YHWH or JHVH) used as the ineffable name of God in the Hebrew Bible, variously transliterated as Yahweh or Jehovah. (27 of 28 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton [Bible] | Tetragram [shortened]

the Hebrew name for God revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 3), consisting of four consonants Y H V H (or Y H western H) and regarded by Jews as ... (31 of 225 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tetragrammaton

New World Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

the four consonants of the ancient Hebrew name for God (variously transliterated JHVH, IHVH, JHWH, YHVH, YHWH), that was considered too sacred to be ... (24 of 76 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tetragrammaton

Oxford Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton | YHWH | JHVH

the Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah (19 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Tetragrammaton

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

The four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH or JHVH, used as a biblical proper name for God. (18 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tetragrammaton

Random House Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

the Hebrew word for God, consisting of the four letters "yod, he, vav", and "he", transliterated consonantally usually as "YHVH", now pronounced as ... (23 of 46 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tetragrammaton

Encarta Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

a four-letter Hebrew name for God revealed to Moses, usually written YHVH or YHWH (Exodus 3:13-14). Orthodox Jews regard this name as too sacred to be ... (26 of 53 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719378​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

Origin: Middle English Tetragramaton, from Greek tetragrammaton, four-letter word, from neuter of tetragrammatos, ... (12 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tetragrammaton

Collins Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton [Bible] | Tetragram [shortened]

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Greek, from tetragrammatos having four letters, from tetra- + gramma letter

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tetragrammaton

New World Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

Origin: Middle English from Greek tetragrammaton from tetra-, four + gramma, a letter: see "gram"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tetragrammaton

Oxford Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

Origin: Greek, neuter of tetragrammatos "having four letters", from tetra- "four" + gramma, grammat- "letter"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Tetragrammaton

Wiktionary:

Tetragrammaton

Origin: Ancient Greek τετραγράμματον ("four-letter word"), neuter gender of τετραγράμματος ("having four letters").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Tetragrammaton

Encarta Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

First use: 14th century

Origin: Greek, neuter of tetragrammatos "having four letters" from gramma "letter"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719378​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton [Bible] | Tetragram [shortened]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Tetragrammaton"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tetragrammaton

the Free Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Tetragrammaton"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Tetragrammaton" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

Tetragrammaton

Audio: English pronunciation of "Tetragrammaton"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Tetragrammaton

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Tetragrammaton" by speech synthesizer

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