Etymology
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Joseph

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob and Rachel, and in the New Testament the name of the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus; from Late Latin Joseph, Josephus, from Greek Ioseph, from Hebrew Yoseph (also Yehoseph; see Psalms lxxxi.6) "adds, increases," causative of yasaph "he added." Its use in names of clothing and plants often is in reference to his "coat of many colors" (Genesis xxxvii.3).

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Definitions of Joseph

Joseph (n.)
leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904);
Synonyms: Chief Joseph
Joseph (n.)
(Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt;
Joseph (n.)
(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus;
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