Does this mean Master Yoda's name comes from Hebrew?
Not Hebrew, but Classical Syriac. The name is the active masculine participle of the verb to know, thus "the one who knows" or "the knower" (ܝܳܕܰܥ).
Is it odea or yodea? The audio sounds like the former to me here.
It's יוֹדֵעַ, therefore yodEa
hope I helped somehow. have a productive day!
You can hear it clearly in this song by Nathan Goshen: ani yodea: https://youtu.be/FY3Pfxz9DkQ
(Translations & transliterations @ lyricstranslate.com and Musixmatch ).. He starts out every line with ani yodea...
Both of us like to give examples from Hebrew songs... but our musical tastes are so different! Keeping up the tradition, I'll counter with an /ani yodea/ in a classical, timeless masterpiece: https://youtu.be/9ZS0HWRNHs4?t=122.
Thank you TT and Yarden: now I'm definitely not going to forget how to say I know (although I know I will forget other verbs!) Much appreciated :)
Why not "Yes; I do know it?"