יה

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted form of יהוה (YHWH, Yahweh, Jehovah).

Proper noun[edit]

יָהּ (Yah)

  1. Jah, one of the names of God and a common theophoric element in Hebrew names.

Alternative forms[edit]

  1. יהו (Yahu)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Observant Jews, outside of prayer, may prefer to write and say קָהּ (kah), so as not to abuse the name of God.

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From י (ten) +‎ ה (five).

Noun[edit]

יה (15m

  1. Alternative form of טו ("fifteen"), usually avoided owing to its homonymy with the holy name Jah.