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Jonah

masc. proper name, biblical prophet and subject of the Book of Jonah, from Hebrew Yonah, literally "dove, pigeon." In nautical use (and extended) "person on shipboard regarded as the cause of bad luck" (Jonah 1.v-xvi).

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Definitions of Jonah
1
jonah (n.)
a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him;
Synonyms: jinx
2
Jonah (n.)
(Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land;
Jonah (n.)
a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale;
Synonyms: Book of Jonah
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