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Jonah (ˈdʒəʊnə Pronunciation for Jonah or Jonas (ˈdʒəʊnəs Pronunciation for Jonas



  1. (Old Testament)
    1. 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
    2. the book in which his adventures are recounted
  2. a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him; a jinx

Derived Forms

ˌJonahˈesque adjective

Example Sentences Including 'Jonah'

'That saves me the trouble of having to introduce you, Jonah ,' Pandey said with a laugh.
Business Today (2000)
Herald File Picture Lomu donor identified as radio presenter Jonah Lomu's kidney donor has been identified as radio presenter Grant Kereama.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
I thought myself swallowed by evil, as Jonah was lost to the deep and swallowed by the great fish Leviathan.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
In his brisk memorandum setting out the post-war organization of the RAF he compared the force to `the prophet Jonah 's gourd.
Patrick Bishop FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
Jonah Lomu, like many kidney transplant recipients these days, had the benefit of a live donor.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Jonah never saw such a fish... `Trudi struggled with him in the bullish waves, her arms streaming with the grouper's blood.
Ballard, J. G. Rushing to Paradise
The first man I had to mark on my Australia debut was Jonah Lomu.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
The same can be safely assumed of the rugby player with Jonah Lomu bearing down on him in full stride.
Sun, News of the World (2002)


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