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Eglah meaning

עגלה

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🔼The name Eglah in the Bible

Eglah is one of the lesser known wives of king David (2 Samuel 3:5). She is the mother of prince Ithream, who was born when Hebron was still the capital of Israel.

🔼Etymology of the name Eglah

The name Eglah is identical to the noun עגלה (eglah), meaning calf, from the root עגל ('igl):

🔼Eglah meaning

Our name Eglah is identical to the word עגלה (egla), meaning female calf, but it should be stressed that a noun derived from the root and made feminine would look just like that. Literally, Eglah means Skippy.

For a meaning of the name Eglah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a rather graceless Heifer. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names offers A Girl, A Heifer, and notes that similar names were common in antiquity — Damalis, Taurus, Juvencus, etcetera.