from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A name for God assumed by modern scholars to be a convention for pronouncing the Tetragrammaton.
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- proper n. the name of the God of Israel worshipped by the Jahwist prophets in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah in antiquity
- proper n. in "Sacred Name Bibles", translating the Tetragrammaton
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A modern transliteration of the Hebrew word translated Jehovah in the Bible; -- used by some critics to discriminate the tribal god of the ancient Hebrews from the Christian Jehovah. Yahweh or Yahwe is the spelling now generally adopted by scholars.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH
Hebrew; see hwy in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)