Tobias

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek form of biblical Tobiah, from Hebrew Yahweh is good ‎(...).

Proper noun[edit]

Tobias

  1. The main character in the Book of Tobit, regarded as apocryphal by most Protestants. (biblical character)
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version)[1]: Tobit 5:16:
      Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thyself for the journey, and God send you a good journey. And when his son had prepared all things far the journey, his father said, Go thou with this man, and God, which dwelleth in heaven, prosper your journey, and the angel of God keep you company. So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them.
  2. A male given name.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tobias

  1. Tobias (biblical character)
  2. A male given name

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tobias

  1. Tobias (biblical character)
  2. A male given name

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tobias

  1. Tobias (biblical character)
  2. A male given name.

Portuguese[edit]

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Tobias m

  1. Tobias (biblical character)
  2. A male given name.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Tobias.


Swedish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Tobias

  1. Tobias (biblical character)
  2. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Tobias was used as a Christian form of Torbjörn in the Middle Ages.

See also[edit]

  • Tobbe (common nickname for someone named Tobias, Thobias or Torbjörn)

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 31 196 males with the given name Tobias living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.