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English

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek form of biblical Tobiah, Hebrew "Yahweh is good".

Proper noun

Singular
Tobias

Plural
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Tobias

  1. The main character in the apocryphal Book of Tobit.
  2. A male given name.

Derived terms

Related terms

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Tobit 5:16:
    Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thyself for the journey, and God send you a good journey. And when his son had prepared all things far the journey, his father said, Go thou with this man, and God, which dwelleth in heaven, prosper your journey, and the angel of God keep you company. So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them.

Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Tobias

  1. A male given name, cognate to Tobias.

German

Proper noun

Tobias [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Tobias]]

  1. A male given name, cognate to Tobias.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Tobias

  1. A male given name, cognate to Tobias.

Swedish

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Tobias

  1. A male given name, cognate to Tobias.

Usage notes

Tobias was used as a literate (Christianized) form of Torbjörn in the Middle Ages.

See also

  • Tobbe (common nickname for someone named Tobias,Thobias or Torbjörn )

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