Onan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אונן.

Proper noun[edit]

Onan

  1. (rare) A male given name.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 38:8-10:
      And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.

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Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Onan

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.