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Four Letters


containing the name of God, and called by Rabbins “tetragrammaton.” Thus, in Hebrew, JHVH (JeHoVaH); in Greek, Θεoζ; in Latin, Deus; in French, Dieu; in Assyrian, Adat; Dutch, Godt; German, Gott; Danish, Godh; Swedish, Goth; Persian, Soru; Arabic, Alla; Cabalistic, Agla; Egyptian, Θoνθ; Sanskrit, Deva; Spanish, Dios; Italian, Idio; Scandinavian, Odin, etc.

⁂ This probably is a mere coincidence, but it is worthy of note.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows]
Foster Brother or Sister
Fou Drunk
Foul Proof
Foul-weather Jack
Fountain of Death
Fountain of Youth
Four Kings
Four Letters
Four Masters
Fourteen Hundred (A Stock Exchange warning)
Fourth Estate of the Realm (The)
Fourth of July (The)
Fowler (Henry the Fowler)
Fox (The old)