1530s, a form of Hebrew Yah, short for Yahweh "Jehovah." Used in some English bibles. Cognate with the second element in hallelujah and in Elijah.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Contemporary Examples of jah

  • Attorneys for Hock and Jah could not be reached for comment.

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    Royal Showdown in New York Court

    Lizzie Crocker

    February 4, 2013

  • Rastafarians tend to believe that everyone is equal in the eyes of Jah.

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    Rasta Pasta

    Elisheva Goldberg

    May 7, 2012

Historical Examples of jah