Tetragrammaton

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Tetragrammaton

Bible the Hebrew name for God revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 3), consisting of the four consonants Y H V H (or Y H W H) and regarded by Jews as too sacred to be pronounced. It is usually transliterated as Jehovah or Yahweh
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He also replied to Jeff Grant's most recent Colloquy contribution, including a minor amplification of his note on alphabetic trigrams and tetragrams.
Note particularly the final example in this list with the tetragram YRRH.
You deduce the name of the 'short person' from the tetragram plus a minimal clue.
But I do find my one name to be both a tetragram and a word.
(Concise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology, P-S Juo, 2001) Tetragrams ABCD abcdarian see BCD BCDE Bcdef dubious surname listed 25+ times.
Excluding abbreviations, proper nouns and affixes, I answer the question for monograms to tetragrams. I used only Collins Scrabble Diet.
4, Appendix D, "Tetragrams Legal With Respect to Webster's International Dictionary Unabridged, Second Edition").
When in April 1969 I acquired from Ed Gilbert of Bell Labs a computer-generated list of all tetragrams known to be in Webster's Second Edition, she quickly discovered that there were at least four words in Webster's with three consecutive identical letters: -OSSSH-, -ESSSH-, -ALLLE-, -CEEER-.
"OAP can be preceded by CDEFRS or T, or followed by BEFILMOPRSTW or Y, all forming legal tetragrams in Webster's 2nd.
There are 24 vowel tetragrams beginning with each of the 5 vowels, excluding tetragrams with a repeated vowel.
In "Vowel Tetragrams Revisited" in Nov 2003, Susan Thorpe inadvertently doubled an example for OOUO and UOUO, but omitted OOUUJ and UOUU.
Jeff Grant comments on "Vowel Tetragrams Revisited" as follows: "Concerning the Angolan place-name with 9 consecutive vowels, I discovered CAUAIAUAIA while browsing the OSNG for Angola back in 1985, and advised the Guinness Book of Records (it is listed in the 1987 edition) and of course Word Ways (Feb 1986 Colloquy)."