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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
  • interj. Used to express surprise or dismay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Seventh son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Zilpah.
  • proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Gad.
  • proper n. A male given name

Etymologies

Alteration of God.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old Testament Hebrew גד (gad) "luck", a son of Jacob. (Wiktionary)

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