Definition of Tetragrammaton in English:


Line breaks: Tetra|gram¦ma|ton
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛtrəˈgramətɒn


  • The Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah.
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    • The most frequently used names in the Bible are the Tetragrammaton, and Elohim.
    • In the Cabala, the Quaternical system is the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter name of God, commonly pronounced Yahweh or Jehovah.
    • Twenty-six is the numerical value of the letters of the sacred name of God in Hebrew, of the Tetragrammaton.


Greek, neuter of tetragrammatos 'having four letters', from tetra- 'four' + gramma, grammat- 'letter'.

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