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Put meaning

פוט

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🔼The name Put: Summary

Meaning
Unclear but perhaps Gift
Etymology
Unclear but perhaps from the Egyptian verb put, to give.

🔼The name Put in the Bible

Put is a son of Ham, son of Noah (Genesis 10:6), and his descendants formed the country of Put (Jeremiah 46:9, Ezekiel 27:10, Nahum 3:9)

🔼Etymology of the name Put

This name is spelled the same as the verb put, to give, treated under Potiphera. There is nothing in Hebrew that looks like this name.

🔼Put meaning

If this name indeed derives from the Egyptian verb put, it would mean Gift and be on a par with such familiar names as Nathanael (=El Has Given) and Zebadiah (Yah Has Given). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names employs words in cognate languages and reads Extension. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Foreign Archers (for no discernible reason).