Yah·weh (yäwā, -wĕ) also Yah·veh (-vā, -vĕ) or Jah·veh (yävā, -vĕ) or Jah·weh (yäwā, -wĕ)
A name for God thought to represent the original pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton among the ancient Hebrews.
[Conventional pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton, written in Hebrew as yhwh; see hwy in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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