Joseph

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף (Yoséf, (God) shall add); a son of Jacob.

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Joseph

  1. (biblical) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
  2. The husband of Virgin Mary.
  3. The 12th sura (chapter) of the Quran
  4. (Christianity) Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
  5. A male given name, popular as a middle name.
    • 1998 Steven Herrick, A Place Like This, Univ. of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702229849, page 86:
      I'm going to call him Joseph / or Josephine if it's a girl. / Why? / Because it's a strong name, / Joe, Joseph. / You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred, or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life. / - - - So Joe it is. / He'll turn out strong. Strong and smart.

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French[edit]

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Joseph m

  1. Joseph (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name, cognate with English Joseph.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Joseph ? (genitive Josephs)

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Josef.

Manx[edit]

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Joseph m

  1. A male given name

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Joseph Yoseph N'yoseph
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.