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[ney-thuh n] /ˈneɪ θən/
a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
George Jean, 1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
Robert, 1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”. Unabridged
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  • Nathan and David, Elijah and Ahab, have become universal types.

    Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter
  • If time had not improved uncle Nathan or his house, it had improved Levi.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • Nathan lost his temper completely, and like a flash he fetched the man a stunning blow in the face that made him release Godfrey.

    In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
  • Uncle Nathan did not get fat on the bounty of his liberal nephew.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • She stood before Nathan Hornby trembling and disconcerted by the wall of his silence.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
British Dictionary definitions for Nathan


(Old Testament) a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Nathan

masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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