Definition of Jonah in English:

Jonah

proper noun

  • 1(in the Bible) a Hebrew minor prophet. He was called by God to preach in Nineveh, but disobeyed and attempted to escape by sea; in a storm he was thrown overboard as a bringer of bad luck and swallowed by a great fish, only to be saved and finally succeed in his mission.

    1. 1.1A book of the Bible telling of Jonah.

Pronunciation:

Jonah

/ˈdʒəʊnə/