Jahwe

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Philological transcription of Biblical Hebrew יהוה‎, replacing earlier (erroneous) Iehova. As Jahwoh in Le Clerc, Ars critica, 1778[1]; Jahwo in 1784 (Samuel Friedrich Günther Wahl, Allgemeine Geschichte der morgenländischen Sprachen und Litteratur), 1790 (Wahl, Habakuk neu übersetzt); Jahweh in 1847 (Eduard Reuss, Der acht und sechzigste Psalm); Jahweh in 1855 (L. Herzfeld, Geschichte des Volkes Iisrael).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Jahwe (genitive Jahwes)

  1. Yahweh (personal name of God)
    Synonyms: Jehowa, JHWH

Usage notes[edit]

  • The masculine/neuter possessive pronoun sein is used for this as in sein Volk.

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Biblical Hebrew יהוה‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jahwe m pers (indeclinable)

  1. Yahweh
    Synonym: Jehowa

Further reading[edit]

  • Jahwe in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Jahwe in Polish dictionaries at PWN