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Lotan meaning

לוטן

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🔼The name Lotan: Summary

Meaning
A Covering, Covering Up
Etymology
From the verb לוט (lut), to wrap closely, to envelop.

🔼The name Lotan in the Bible

There's only one Lotan in the Bible, and he's a Horite chief and son of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:20). His sons are Hori and Hemam, and his sister is called Timna (Genesis 36:22).

🔼Etymology of the name Lotan

The name Lotan comes from the verb לוט (lut), meaning to wrap or envelop:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
לוט

The verb לוט (lut) means to wrap closely or to envelop. Noun לט (lat) or לאט (la't) means secrecy. Noun לוט (lot) means covering.

🔼Lotan meaning

For a meaning of the name Lotan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads A Covering, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Covering Up. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate our name but does list it under לוט (lut).