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Noah

[ noh-uh ]
/ ˈnoʊ ə /
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noun

Also Douay Bible, No·e . the Biblical patriarch who built a ship (Noah's Ark ) in which he, his family, and animals of every species survived the Flood. Genesis 5–9.
a male given name.

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Origin of Noah

Ultimately from Hebrew Nōăḥ “rest”
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British Dictionary definitions for Noah (1 of 2)

noah
/ (ˈnəʊə) /

noun

Australian a shark

Word Origin for noah

from Australian rhyming slang Noah's Ark

British Dictionary definitions for Noah (2 of 2)

Noah
/ (ˈnəʊə) /

noun

Old Testament a Hebrew patriarch, who saved himself, his family, and specimens of each species of animal and bird from the Flood by building a ship (Noah's Ark) in which they all survived (Genesis 6–8)
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