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Laadah meaning

לעדה
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🔼The name Laadah in the Bible

Laadah is a man from Judah. He's named only once, in 1 Chronicles 4:21.

🔼Etymology and meaning of the name Laadah

It's unclear where the name Laadah might have come from. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names assumes an unused root לעד (ldh)) that exists in Arabic, where it means to put in order, and renders the name Order. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Festival, for unclear reasons.

For want of a clearer etymology, the name Laadah may also be a compound of two words. The first part may come from the root cluster לוע (lua'), meaning to swallow or to talk wildly:

The second part of the name Laadah could be construed to come from the verb דוה (dawa), meaning to be sick or weak:

That way the name Laadah would mean something like Blabbermouth or Barf Boy.

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