🔼The name Hod: Summary
- From the noun הוד (hod), majesty.
🔼The name Hod in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Hod
The name Hod is identical to the noun הוד (hod), meaning splendor or majesty:
The related verbs ידה (yada), to praise, and הוד (hod), to be worthy of praise, conjugate into such similar forms that it's often not clear which verb in which tense is used. From the verb ידה (yada), to praise, come:
- The plural noun הידות (huyyedot), meaning songs of praise.
- The noun תודה (toda), meaning confession or praise.
From the verb הוד (hod), meaning to be praise-worthy, comes the noun הוד (hod), meaning splendor, majesty, vigor, glory or honor.
For a meaning of the name Hod, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Majesty. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Glory, Majesty. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Splendour, Vigour.