Jonah
Jonah Jo"nah, n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious. [1913 Webster]

{Jonah crab} (Zo["o]l.), a large crab ({Cancer borealis}) of the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found between tides, but usually in deep water. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jonah —     Jonah     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Jonah     The fifth of the Minor Prophets. The name is usually taken to mean dove , but in view of the complaining words of the Prophet (Jonah, iv), it is not unlikely that the name is derived from the root …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • JONAH — (mid fourth century C.E.), Palestinian amora. Jonah and his associate Yose (Yosi) were the heads of the Beit Va ad (the Sanhedrin) in Tiberias. The Jerusalem Talmud is replete with the halakhic discussions of these two scholars; there is not a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jonah — m Biblical name (meaning ‘dove’ in Hebrew) borne by a prophet whose adventures are the subject of one of the shorter books of the Bible. God appeared to Jonah and ordered him to go and preach in Nineveh. When Jonah disobeyed, God caused a storm… …   First names dictionary

  • Jonah — steht für: die englischsprachige Form des Vornamens Jonas, siehe Jonah (Vorname) die Abkürzung für Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) eines von vielen Pseudonymen des holländischen Trance Duos Rank 1 einen Ort in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jonah — 1 Jonah 2 Jonah 3 Jonah 4 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Jonah — [jō′nə] n. [LL(Ec) Jonas < Gr(Ec) Īonas < Heb jōnāh, lit., a dove] 1. a masculine name: var. Jonas 2. Bible a) a Hebrew prophet: thrown overboard in a storm sent because he had disobeyed God, he was swallowed by a big fish, but three days… …   English World dictionary

  • Jonah — masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Heb. Yonah, lit. dove, pigeon …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jonah — For other uses, see Jonah (disambiguation). Prophet Jonah Jonah, as depicted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Prophet, Seer, Apostle to Nineveh, Companion of the Fish …   Wikipedia

  • Jonah — This name derives from the medieval name, Jonah, ultimately from the Hebrew male given name Yona meaning dove . The Biblical story of Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish on his way to Tarshish, captured the popular imagination in medieval… …   Surnames reference

  • Jonah — Jonahesque, adj. /joh neuh/, n. 1. a Minor Prophet who, for his impiety, was thrown overboard from his ship and swallowed by a large fish, remaining in its belly for three days before being cast up onto the shore unharmed. 2. a book of the Bible… …   Universalium

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