Definitions

  • n. An alternate pronunciation of God's name.

Example Sentences

  • "The number 26 is the gematria of shem Havayah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הוי"ה (a reordering of the four letters of God's name [from YHVH to HVYH])

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      HaVaYaH, havaye, havaya, havayeh

Notes

  • Also the name of a Reconstructionist summer camp from the Hebrew word for 'being'.

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