Job

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See also: job, jòb, and Jòb

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Iob, from Ancient Greek Ἰώβ (Iṓb), from Biblical Hebrew אִיּוֹב(ʾiyyōḇ), related to אָיַב(ʾāyaḇ, to be an enemy) and אוֹיֵב(ʾōyēḇ, enemy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: jōb, IPA(key): /dʒəʊb/
  • (file)
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): /d͡ʒɒb/, /d͡ʒɔb/
  • Rhymes: -əʊb
  • Homophone: job (second pronunciation)

Proper noun[edit]

Job

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Wiktionary has an Appendix listing books of the Bible

  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew
  3. (biblical) A character in the Old Testament and the Qur'an, renowned for his patience.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Job (plural Jobs)

  1. A person who shows remarkable patience, especially in the face of great misfortune.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Job m

  1. (biblical) Job
  2. Job (book of the Bible)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin Iob, from Ancient Greek Ἰώβ (Iṓb), from Biblical Hebrew אִיּוֹב‎.

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Job m

  1. Job (the eighteenth book of the Old Testament)
  2. Job (Biblical character)
  3. A male given name.

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French[edit]

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Job m

  1. (bible) Job

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English job.

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Noun[edit]

Job m (strong, genitive Jobs, plural Jobs)

  1. (informal) task, an assignment
    Ich hab’ ’nen Job für dich: Rasenmähen!I have a task for you: mowing the lawn!
  2. employment
Usage notes[edit]
  • This word is always referencing a specified task or employment and is not normally used when talking about one's profession or work in general.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Job m (proper noun, strong, genitive Jobs or Job)

  1. (biblical) Alternative form of Hiob

Further reading[edit]

  • Job (Arbeit)” in Duden online
  • Job (Hiob)” in Duden online
  • Job” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Job” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Job.

Proper noun[edit]

  1. (bibilical) Job

Spanish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Job m

  1. (bible) Job (the book of the Bible)

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Job c (genitive Jobs)

  1. Job

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