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Yahweh

[yah-we]
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noun
  1. a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.
Also Yah·we, Yah·veh, Yah·ve [yah-ve] /ˈyɑ vɛ/, Jahveh, Jahve, Jahweh, Jahwe.
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British Dictionary definitions for yahweh

Yahweh

Jahweh Yahveh or Jahveh (ˈjɑːveɪ)

noun
  1. Old Testament a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton, used esp by Christian theologians

Word Origin

from Hebrew, from YHVH, with conjectural vowels; perhaps related to hāwāh to be; see also Jehovah
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Word Origin and History for yahweh

Yahweh

1869, hypothetical reconstruction of the tetragrammaton YHWH (see Jehovah), based on the assumption that the tetragrammaton is the imperfective of Hebrew verb hawah, earlier form of hayah "was," in the sense of "the one who is, the existing."

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