variants or less commonly Jahveh or Yahveh
: god sense 1a
used especially by the ancient Hebrews
compare tetragrammaton

Examples of Yahweh in a Sentence

a count of the number of times Yahweh is mentioned in the Old Testament
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Word History


Hebrew Yahweh

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yahweh was in 1869

Dictionary Entries Near Yahweh

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“Yahweh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yahweh. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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