Nathan

[ ney-thuh n ]
/ ˈneɪ θən /
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noun

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.”
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Nathan

/ (ˈneɪθən) /

noun

Old Testament a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
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Word Origin and History for nathan

Nathan


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

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