Noah


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No·ah

 (nō′ə)
In the Bible, the patriarch who was chosen by God to build an ark, in which he, his family, and a pair of every animal were saved from the Flood.

noah

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n
(Animals) Austral a shark
[from Australian rhyming slang Noah's Ark]

Noah

(ˈnəʊə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a Hebrew patriarch, who saved himself, his family, and specimens of each species of animal and bird from the Flood by building a ship (Noah's Ark) in which they all survived (Genesis 6–8)

No•ah

(ˈnoʊ ə)

n.
the patriarch who built a ship (No′ah's Ark′) in which he, his family, and animals of every species survived the Flood. Gen. 5–9.
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Noun1.Noah - the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rainNoah - the Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis
Translations
Noe
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NoachNoah
Nooa
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Nói
Noe
NoachNoë
NoaNoah
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Noah

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Noah

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Noah's ark → l'arca di Noè
References in classic literature ?
This is what Noah says when he wakes out of drunkenness and realizes that his youngest son, Ham, father of Canaan, has seen him naked.
Wye Town" was under the overseership of a man named Noah Willis.
We thought a bolt had fallen in the middle of us; and Joseph swung on to his knees, beseeching the Lord to remember the patriarchs Noah and Lot, and, as in former times, spare the righteous, though he smote the ungodly.
And Chee-Chee spoke of many things his grandmother had told him--tales of long, long, long ago, before Noah and the Flood--of the days when men dressed in bear-skins and lived in holes in the rock and ate their mutton raw, because they did not know what cooking was--having never seen a fire.
Every man on board seemed well content, and they must have been hard to please if they had been otherwise, for it is my belief there was never a ship's company so spoiled since Noah put to sea.
The tradition generally received derives them from Cham, the son of Noah, and they pretend, however improbably, that from his time till now the legal succession of their kings hath never been interrupted, and that the supreme power hath always continued in the same family.
Albert, besides being an elegant, well-looking young man, was also possessed of considerable talent and ability; moreover, he was a viscount -- a recently created one, certainly, but in the present day it is not necessary to go as far back as Noah in tracing a descent, and a genealogical tree is equally estimated, whether dated from 1399 or merely 1815; but to crown all these advantages, Albert de Morcerf commanded an income of 50,000 livres, a more than sufficient sum to render him a personage of considerable importance in Paris.
Just as he was rolling his eyes in bewilderment he felt a touch on his elbow, and found the odd little priest standing there like a small Noah with a large hat, and requesting the favour of a word or two.
He was very good except that he brought down Noah with him (out of an ark I had given him before we went to church) and WOULD dip him head first into the wine-glasses and then put him in his mouth.
The rats are most mischievous by their gnawing everything; and I have heard unfortunate tulip-growers complain most bitterly of Noah for having put a couple of rats in the ark.
Noa Noah was her head sailor, who had been boatswain of the Miele.
Him a facetious, vacationing architect's clerk dubbed Noah, and so greeted him.