יונה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šawmān-.

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 or f

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

Anagrams[edit]