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Zemirah meaning

זמירה

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🔼The name Zemirah in the Bible

The name Zemirah occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of one of the sons of Becher, who was a son of Benjamin, the eleventh son of Jacob and second one of Rachel (1 Chronicles 7:8).

🔼Etymology of the name Zemirah

The name Zemirah obviously stems from the root form זמר, but it's not clear from which noun exactly. It could be the masculine noun זמיר (zamir), meaning song, made feminine by adding a ה (he). Or it's the feminine noun זמרה (zimra), also meaning song, with an added י (yod) for flavor. It can even come from the identical noun זמרה (zimra), meaning gift:

🔼Zemirah meaning

For a meaning of the name Zemirah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Song.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name and lists it not under זמר (zmr I) but under זמר (zmr III). Taken from this root, the name Zemirah would mean Gift.