containing the name of God, and called by Rabbins
“tetragrammaton.” Thus, in Hebrew, JHVH (JeHoVaH); in Greek, Theos
; in Latin, Deus; in French, Dieu; in Assyrian, Adat;
Dutch, Godt; German, Gott; Danish, Godh; Swedish,
Goth; Persian, Soru; Arabic, Alla; Cabalistic,
Agla; Egyptian, Sanskrit, Deva; Spanish, Dios;
Italian, Idio; Scandinavian, Odin, etc.
This probably is a mere coincidence, but it is worthy of note.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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