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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊə/
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- Rhymes: -əʊə
- Homophone: NOAA
Noah (plural Noahs)
- (religion) A figure in Abrahamic religions, believed to have built an ark to save his family and members of each species of animal from the Great Flood.
- 1958, 1:15:49 from the start, in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, →OCLC:
- Now, on the night the baby Lord Jesus was born in that stable in Bethlehem, several came to bow down to him and his mother the lady Mary. They were three powerful warlords known as the Magi who brought many fine gifts. And still another, a wonderful man, a sea captain named Noah came to visit Jesus. His ship was called Noah's Ark. The Lord Jesus liked this Noah for he was a wise man, especially in the ways of animals whom he often took sailing in his Ark. This man, Noah was born long before the Lord Jesus but men in those days lived to be very old. So, no one can be sure, no one at all, that Noah did not visit Jesus in that stable in Bethlehem.
- 2016 August 4, Nicholas Wade, “Scientific Evidence of Flood May Give Credence to Legend of China’s First Dynasty”, in The New York Times, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2016-08-04, Science:
- But records of the first dynasty, that of the Xia, contain stories of a Great Flood with a Noah-like savior, the Emperor Yu, who gained the mandate of heaven after dredging canals to dispel the floodwaters and make the land safe. Historians have long wondered whether this flood account was a creation-style myth, the folk memory of a real event, or some mixture of the two. Some have dismissed the story of Emperor Yu as a fiction intended to justify centralized rule and, in the absence of any evidence of a massive flood at the time, many have regarded the stories of the Xia dynasty as more myth than history.
- A male given name from Hebrew.
- A surname.
- The 71st sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
male given name
71st sura of the Qur'an
Noah (plural Noahs)
- (Australia, rhyming slang) Clipping of ; shark.
- 1998, Phillip Gwynne, Deadly Unna?, unnumbered page:
- I pulled the line in. There was a head on the end. That′s all – just the fish′s head, the body had been bitten off.
Then Team-man pulled in a head. So did the old man.
‘Noahs. That′s the end of that,’ said the old man. ‘Looks like we′re going anyway.’
- 2003, Kurt Blanksby, Fishing Guide to Western Australia, Revised and updated 2010, page 38,
- Balloon fishing from the rock when the winds are correct can be a very productive way to target big mackerel and tuna, however the large number of sharks means that you will spend plenty of time battling unstoppable noahs between decent macks.
- 2006, Andrew Whitehead, Solomon Quest, page 91:
- It looks like Jim and Rene are going ahead of us to chase away any big Noahs that might be lurking around.” Scott grinned to show that it was a joke and Jim waved to the group in acknowledgement.
“What do you mean ‘Noahs’?” asked a hefty millionaire from Minneapolis.
“Noah′s Arks,” one of the Australians answered for Scott. “Sharks.”
Noah c (genitive Noahs)