יונה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the base אנה.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

יוֹנָה (yonáf (plural indefinite יוֹנִים, singular construct יוֹנַת־, plural construct יוֹנֵי־)

  1. dove, pigeon
    • אביתר בנאי, אבא
      יונתי בחגווי הסלע
      השמיעיני את קולך
  2. dove (pacifist)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike English, which makes a distinction between doves and pigeons who constitute the same bird family – Columbidae, generally attributing positive attributes to the former and negative to the latter, Hebrew does not.

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

יוֹנָה (yonám f

  1. A male or female given name, Yona or Yonah, equivalent to English Jonah.

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