Also Jah·ve, Jah·weh, Jah·we [yah-we] /ˈyɑ wɛ/.


  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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Jahweh (ˈjɑːweɪ)

  1. variant of Yahweh


Jahweh Yahveh or Jahveh (ˈjɑːveɪ)

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

Word Origin for Yahweh

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 jahweh


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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