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Meaning and etymology of the name Jeremai
The name Jeremai occurs only once in the Bible, but it probably should be considered to be a shortened version of the name Jeremiah, which is a lot more popular. The one and only Jeremai is mentioned by Ezra the Reformer as one of the men of Israel who had married, and subsequently divorced foreign wives (Ezra 10:33).
The name Jeremai consists of two elements:
The core of the name comes from the word (rum), meaning height
The letter yod with which the name begins is probably due to the future or active form of the verb: he will rum. The final yod is either due to a possessive: my, or it is a remnant of , Jah, which in turn is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.
For a meaning of the name Jeremai, Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) thinks that the final yod comes from Jah, and reads He Will Be Exalted Of The Lord. NOBS Study Bible Name List ignores the yod on both ends and simply, very simply, reads High.
Other names derived of the verb rum are
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