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noun Jo·nah \ˈjō-nə, 3 is also -nər\

Definition of Jonah

  1. 1 :  an Israelite prophet who according to the account in the book of Jonah resisted a divine call to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, was swallowed and vomited by a great fish, and eventually carried out his mission

  2. 2 :  a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

  3. 3 :  one believed to bring bad luck

Origin of jonah

Hebrew Yōnāh

First Known Use: 14th century

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tending to dismiss important matters

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