tetragrammaton

noun
tet·ra·gram·ma·ton | \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

First Known Use of tetragrammaton

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetragrammaton

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of tetragrammatos having four letters, from tetra- + grammat-, gramma letter — more at gram

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