< /ˈdʒoʊ nəs/. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”
- Old Testament
- a Hebrew prophet who, having been thrown overboard from a ship in which he was fleeing from God, was swallowed by a great fish and vomited onto dry land
- the book in which his adventures are recounted
- a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him; a jinx
masc. proper name, from Late Latin Jonas, from Greek Ionas, from Hebrew yonah “dove, pigeon” (cf. Jonah).
masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Yonah, literally “dove, pigeon.”