Four Letters

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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