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[yah-we] /ˈyɑ wɛ/
a name of God, transliterated by scholars from the Tetragrammaton and commonly rendered Jehovah.
Also, Yahwe, Yahveh, Yahve
[yah-ve] /ˈyɑ vɛ/ (Show IPA),
Jahveh, Jahve, Jahweh, Jahwe. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Yahweh


(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

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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