Aramaic edit

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Proper noun edit

יֵשׁוּע (Yēšūʿm

  1. a male given name, Yeshu or Jeshu, equivalent to Biblical Hebrew ⁧יֵשׁוּעַ(Yēšúa), Hebrew ⁧יֵשׁוּ(Yēšū), Koine Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), Latin Iēsūs, or English Joshua or Jesus
  2. (biblical) Joshua, a Biblical character
  3. (Christianity) Jesus, a Biblical character

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Hebrew edit

Etymology edit

From Biblical Hebrewיְהוֹשֻׁעַ(yĕhōšúaʿ, Joshua) via syncope. Compare Aramaicישוע(yešūʿ), Classical Syriacܝܫܘܥ(yešūʿ), and Arabicيَسُوع(yasūʕ).

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Proper noun edit

יֵשׁוּעַ (yeshúa'm

  1. a male given name, Yeshua or Jeshua, from Biblical Hebrew, variant of ⁧יְהוֹשֻׁעַ(Yĕhōšúaʿ) or ⁧יֵשׁוּ(Yēšū), equivalent to Koine Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), Latin Iēsūs, or English Joshua or Jesus
  2. (biblical) Yeshua or Jeshua as the name of multiple people in the Bible, sometimes anglicized in translation as Joshua or Jesus
  3. (Christianity, modern Christian liturgical Hebrew) Yeshua or Jeshua as the name for Jesus Christ, used by some Christians who believe this was the original form of Jesus' name

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Descendants edit

  • Ancient Greek: Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs) (see there for further descendants)
  • English: Yeshua