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See also: joseph
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒəʊzəf/
- (US) enPR: jō'səf, jō'zəf, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒoʊsəf/, /ˈd͡ʒoʊzəf/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: (US) -oʊsəf
- (biblical) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
- The husband of Virgin Mary.
- The 12th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
- (Christianity) Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
- A male given name from Hebrew
- 1998, Steven Herrick, A Place Like This, Univ. of Queensland Press, →ISBN, page 86:
- I'm going to call him Joseph / or Josephine if it's a girl. / Why? / Because it's a strong name, / Joe, Joseph. / You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred, or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life. / - - - So Joe it is. / He'll turn out strong. Strong and smart.
- A surname
- A locale in the United States.
- (diminutives): Joe, Joey, Jo
- (feminine equivalent): Josephine
- (English surname): Josephs, Josephson
- → Maori: Hohepa
favorite son of Jacob
husband of Virgin Mary
12th sura of the Qur'an
Joseph of Arimathea
male given name
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Joseph is the 313th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 100,959 individuals. Joseph is most common among Black (54.2%) individuals.
Joseph (plural Josephs)
- One whose chastity is above temptation (from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife in Genesis xxxix).
- Joseph (Hebrew Bible) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Saint Joseph on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Joseph of Arimathea on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- a male given name from Hebrew
For quotations using this term, see Citations:Joseph.
- Alternative spelling of
- a male given name
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.