Definition of Tetragrammaton in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˈɡraməˌtän/


The Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Tet·ra·gram·ma·ton

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