יוחנן

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Aramaic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

יוחנן

  1. (biblical) John
  2. A male given name.

Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Israeli, commonly) IPA(key): /ˈjoχanan/
  • (Modern Israeli, more properly) IPA(key): /joχaˈnan/

Etymology[edit]

From the Hebrew phrase יהוה חנון (Yihoh Khanon, Yahweh is Gracious) literally roughly “God is gracious”.

Proper noun[edit]

יוֹחָנָן (yokhananm

  1. A male given name.
    • circa 600 BCE, Jeremiah 41:11,
      וַיִּשְׁמַע יוֹחָנָן בֶּן־קָרֵחַ וְכָל־שָׂרֵי הַחֲיָלִים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ אֵת כָּל־הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יִשְׁמָעֵאל בֶּן־נְתַנְיָה׃
      vayishma yokhanan ben-kareakh v'khol-sarei hakhayalim asher ito et kol-hara'a asher asa yishma'el ben-n'tanya.
      But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done, [] [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).