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Uzi meaning

עזי
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🔼The name Uzi in the Bible

The Uzi is a submachine gun, which obviously didn't exist in Biblical times. But uzi is a fairly normal Hebrew word which occurs all over the Bible, for instance in Exodus 15:2. The name of the Uzi, however, comes from the name of its inventor, an Israeli army officer Uziel Gal. This name Uziel is identical to the Biblical name, which is commonly transliterated with Uzziel.

🔼Etymology of the name Uzi

The name Uzi comes from the Hebrew verb עזז ('azaz), generally meaning to be strong:

🔼Uzi meaning

If we regard the final yod as a possessive, then the name Uzi means My Strength. If we regard the final yod as a remnant of the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh, then the name Uzi translates to Power Of Yahweh, or Strength Of The Lord.

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