tetragrammaton


tet·ra·gram·ma·ton

noun \ˌte-trə-ˈgra-mə-ˌtän\

Definition of TETRAGRAMMATON

:  the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated YHWH or JHVH that form a biblical proper name of God — compare yahweh

Origin of TETRAGRAMMATON

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of tetragrammatos having four letters, from tetra- + grammat-, gramma letter — more at gram
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, yarmulke

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