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Meaning of JONAH

Pronunciation:  'jownu

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Jo"nah\, n.
The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who
endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is

{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

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."

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