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tetragrammaton

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noun tet·ra·gram·ma·ton \ˌte-trə-ˈgra-mə-ˌtän\

Definition of tetragrammaton

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



Origin and Etymology 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

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