Word Origin & History

1539, a form of Heb. Yah, short for Yahweh "Jehovah." Used in some Eng. bibles. Cognate with the second element in hallelujah and Elijah.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Jah definition

a contraction for Jehovah (Ps. 68:4).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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