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Nathan

[ ney-thuhn ]
/ ˈneɪ θən /
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noun
a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. 2 Samuel 12; 1 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.
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Origin of Nathan

Ultimately from Hebrew Nāthān “he (God) gave”
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British Dictionary definitions for Nathan

Nathan
/ (ˈneɪθən) /

noun
Old Testament a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
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