🔼The name Aram-maacah in the Bible
The name Aram-maacah is assigned to one city in the Bible. It's mentioned only once, in 1 Chronicles 19:6, but it's probably the same place as the city simply called Maacah (2 Samuel 10:6, 1 Chronicles 19:7).
🔼Etymology of the name Aram-maacah
The name Aram-maacah obviously consists of two elements. The first part is the same as the name Aram, the Hebrew name for Syria, which derives of the verb רום (rum), meaning to rise up, or to be high:
The second part of the name Aram-maacah comes from the verb מעך (ma'ak), meaning to press of squeeze:
The name Aram-maacah literally means Aram Of Oppression, and probably denotes the sense of superiority that the name-givers felt over the neighboring towns. It paraphrases to The High Town That Will Subdue You.