It was coined in the 16th century
when the consonants Y, H, and W were mixed with the vowels of the word
Adonai. What proper noun is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The Jewish god's name is
Yahweh, which was represented by the four
letters YHWH. To emphasize its sanctity, Jews
avoid saying it when reading scriptures. Instead they use Hebrew words like
Adonai, Lord, or Ha-Shem, the name.
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