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

  • In the Bible, a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon.
  • Nathan, George Jean 1882-1958. American writer and editor who founded and edited (1924-1930) the American Mercury with H.L. Mencken and was a widely influential drama critic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An Old Testament prophet.
  • proper n. A male given name of Biblical origin.


From Hebrew נָתָן (natán, "gave"), implying “[God] gave [me]”. (Wiktionary)



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