Aramaic

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Borrowed from Hebrew יוחנן

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יוחנן (transliteration needed)

  1. (biblical) John
  2. a male given name

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  • Classical Syriac: ܝܽܘܚܢܳܢ
  • Arabic: يُوحَنَّا (yūḥannā)

Hebrew

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Etymology

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From the Hebrew phrase יהוה (YHWH) חנון (Khanon); literally (roughly), “God is gracious”.

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יוֹחָנָן (yokhanánm

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English John
    • Tanach, Jeremiah 41:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיִּשְׁמַע יוֹחָנָן בֶּן־קָרֵחַ וְכָל־שָׂרֵי הַחֲיָלִים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ אֵת כָּל־הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יִשְׁמָעֵאל בֶּן־נְתַנְיָה׃
      vayishma yokhanan ben-kareakh v'khol-sarei hakhayalim asher ito et kol-hara'a asher asa yishma'el ben-n'tanya.
      But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done, []

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