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Meaning and etymology of the name Armoni
Armoni is a son of king Saul and his concubine Rizpah, and full brother of Mephiboseth (2 Samuel 21:8). These two sons of Rizpah, along with the five sons of Saul's daughter Merab, are hanged by the men of Gibeon to retaliate Saul's massacre of their people. This mass execution happened with the consent and even cooperation of David.
The name Armoni comes from the word ('armon), meaning citadel or palace. The instances of this word in the Bible are largely limited to the frequently returning message that God will burn up the "palaces" of certain nations (Amos 1:3, 7, 10, 12). Palaces were typically built on elevations, but symbolically they denoted the apices of nations, quite literally their capitals.
The name Armoni is the word armon post-fixed with the letter yod, which indicates possession.
Our word armon comes from an assumed root , which is identical to the name Aram. Scholars assume that these words in turn have to do with the word (rum), meaning height (Proverbs 25:3) or haughtiness (Isaiah 10:12, Jeremiah 48:29). This word comes from the verb (rum), meaning to be high or lofty.
For a meaning of the name Armoni, NOBS Study Bible Name List reads Belonging To The Palace. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar Belonging To A Palace. BDB Theological Dictionary suggests the Latin equivalent Palatinus, a word that exists in English as palatine, meaning of or belonging to a a palace.
Other names derived of the verb rum are
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