🔼The name Hazarmaveth: Summary
- Village Of Death, Court Of Death
- From (1) the noun חצר (haser), court or village, and (2) the noun מות (mawet), death, from the verb מות (mut), to die.
🔼The name Hazarmaveth in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Hazarmaveth
The name Hazarmaveth is a compilation of two elements. The first part comes from the rich root group חצר (hsr):
The verb חצר (hasar) relates to the first visual manifestations of a gathering or emergence of some sort: to begin to cluster or gather or emerge.
The noun חציר (hasir) means grass, which is the first plant to sprout after, say, a fire. Noun חציר (hasir) means leek (a bigger version of grass) and חצצרה (hasosra) means trumpet, i.e. the perhaps leek-like instrument with which a gathering of humans is instigated.
The noun חצר (haser) denotes a hamlet or settlement or loose, rudimentary federation; the initial beginning of what some day might become a village or even a city. Noun חצר (haser) refers to an enclosure in the architectural sense, or even a court in the sense of it being a place where people loosely gather.
The final part of the name Hazarmaveth is the word מות (mawet) meaning death:
The verb מות (mut) means to die or kill. Nouns מות (mawet), ממות (mamot), and תמותה (temuta) mean death. In a theology that operated perpendicularly upon that which worshipped life, death was venerated under the names Mot and Mawet.
The noun מת (mat) is a word for man, and particularly a man capable of combat and exerting death.
The name Hazarmaveth can be explained as a combination of any of the above but Village Of Death (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) is probably most likely. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads The Court Of Death.