Jonah

noun Jo·nah \ ˈjō-nə , sense 3 is also -nər \

Definition of Jonah

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 :a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table
3 :one believed to bring bad luck

Origin and Etymology of jonah

Hebrew Yōnāh


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