🔼The name Ataroth-addar: Summary
- Crowns Of Greatness, Wide Open Surroundings
- From (1) the noun עטרה (atarah), crown, from the verb עטר ('atar), to surround, and (2) the verb אדר ('adar), to be wide or majestic.
🔼The name Ataroth-addar in the Bible
The name Ataroth-addar occurs only once in the Bible. It's a city in the territory of Ephraim, mentioned in Joshua 18:13. But it's probably the same as the city simply called Ataroth, which is mentioned in Joshua 16:2 and 16:7.
🔼Etymology of the name Ataroth-addar
The name Ataroth-addar obviously consists of two parts. The first part is a plural form of the noun עטרה (atarah), meaning crown:
The verb עטר ('atar) means to surround. Noun עטרה (atarah) means crown and denominative verb עטר ('atar) means to coronate.
The second part of our name is the same as the name Addar, and is directly derived from the verb אדר, meaning to be wide or majestic:
The verb אדר ('adar) means to be superior or majestic (or literally: wide). Noun אדר ('eder) means glory or magnificence, or may refer to a wide cloak. Adjective אדיר ('addir) means majestic. Noun אדרת ('aderet) means glory.
For a meaning of the name Ataroth-addar, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Crowns Of Greatness. NOBSE Study Bible Name List has Crowns Of Addar (and translates the name Addar with Wide, Open Place).