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Meaning of JONAH

Pronunciation:  'jownu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
  2. [n]  a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
  3. [n]  (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land
 

JONAH is a 5 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: jinx
 
 See Also: book, Old Testament, prophet, unfortunate, unfortunate person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jo"nah\, n.
The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who
endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is
unpropitious.

{Jonah crab} (Zo["o]l.), a large crab ({Cancer borealis}) of
   the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found
   between tides, but usually in deep water.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher. He was a prophet of Israel, and predicted the restoration of the ancient boundaries (2 Kings 14:25-27) of the kingdom. He exercised his ministry very early in the reign of Jeroboam II., and thus was contemporary with Hosea and Amos; or possibly he preceded them, and consequently may have been the very oldest of all the prophets whose writings we possess. His personal history is mainly to be gathered from the book which bears his name. It is chiefly interesting from the two-fold character in which he appears, (1) as a missionary to heathen Nineveh, and (2) as a type of the "Son of man."

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  or Jonas, a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer
 
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