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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03124 - יוֹנָה

Word Origin
the same as (03123)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Jonah = “dove”

1) son of Amittai and a native of Gath-hepher; 5th of the minor prophets who prophesied during the reign of Jeroboam II and whom God sent also to prophecy to Nineveh

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (19) NAS (19) HCS (19)
2 Kings 1
Jonah 16
2 Kings 1
Jonah 16
2 Kings 1
Jonah 18
P-p 1
n-p 9
p-i3ms 1
p-ii 1
P-p 1
n-p 9
p-i3ms 1
p-ii 1
P-p 1
n-p 9
p-i3ms 1
p-ii 1

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. יוֺנָה proper name, masculine prophet, according to 2 Kings 14:25 he was הַנָּבִיא son of אֲמִתַּי, from גַּת הַחֵפֶר and predicted the recovery of Israel's territory which Jeroboam II effected; he is also the principal figure of the Book of Jonah: 2 Kings 1:1 (בֶּןאֲֿמִתַּי), 2 Kings 1:3; 2 Kings 1:5; 2 Kings 1:7; 2 Kings 1:15; 2 Kings 2:1 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 2:2,11; 2 Kings 3:1,3,4; 2 Kings 4:1,5,6 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 4:8,9.

III. הַיּוֺנָה see יָנָה Participle

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יוֹנָה f. pl. יוֹנִים

(1)  a dove, Genesis 8:8, seq. יוֹנָתִי my dove, a gentle term of endearment, Song of Solomon 2:14, 5:2 6:9 1:15, עֵינַנִיךְ יוֹנִים “thy eyes (are) doves,” i.e. like to doves’ eyes. Song of Solomon 4:1. בְּנֵי יוֹנָה young doves, Leviticus 5:7. (As to the etymology I give no opinion. [In Thes. “a libidinis ardore quæ in proverbium abiit ira dictam censeo.”] Some derive it from ونى to be weak, gentle, and thus it would properly be, feeble and gentle bird.

(2) [Jonah], pr.n. of a prophet, Jonah 1:1; 2 Kings 14:25.-Another יוֹנָה see under יָנָה.

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List of Word Forms
וְיוֹנָ֗ה ויונה יוֹנָ֑ה יוֹנָ֔ה יוֹנָ֖ה יוֹנָ֗ה יוֹנָ֛ה יוֹנָ֤ה יוֹנָ֥ה יוֹנָֽה׃ יוֹנָה֙ יונה יונה׃ לְיוֹנָ֗ה ליונה lə·yō·w·nāh leyoNah ləyōwnāh veyoNah wə·yō·w·nāh wəyōwnāh yō·w·nāh yoNah yōwnāh
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