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Jonah (ˈdʒəʊnə or or Jonas (ˈdʒəʊnəs



  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; jinx

Derived Forms

ˌJonahˈesque  adjective


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