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1.A transliteration of the four constants forming the Hebrew tetragrammaton or "incommunicable name" of the Supreme Being, which in latter Jewish tradition is not pronounced save with the vowels of adonai or elohim, so that the true pronunciation is lost.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The real question is always, "What and who in our society is 'God'?" Our answer is, "'God' is the Holy Name IHVH." (10) The proper way to "pronounce" this name is given in Exodus 20:2: "God" is for us the One who bears the Holy Name and leads us out of Egypt, the house of bondage.
In the third, he explains the meaning of the tetragram IHVH (flesh) and its expansion into the pentagram IHSVH (Jesus), the verbum mirificum which represents the sum of wisdom and the salvation of humanity.