🔼The name Jaroah: Summary
- From the noun ירח (yareah), moon, possibly from the verb ארח ('arah), to wander or travel.
🔼The name Jaroah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jaroah
The name Jaroah appears to have to do with the word ירח (yerah), meaning month, or the similar word ירח (yareah), meaning moon. It's not known where this word itself comes from, but some scholars suggest it's been derived from the verb ארח ('arah), meaning to wander (along the sky):
The verb ארח ('arah) means to wander, travel or keep company with. Noun ארח (orah) means way or path. Noun ארחה (orha) denotes a caravan or traveling company. Noun ארחה (aruha) appears to refer to a traveler's food ration.
Noun ירח (yareah) means moon, and appears to relate to the previous verb. Noun ירח (yerah) means month.
For a meaning of the name Jaroah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Moon, and NOBSE Study Bible Name List, for some obscure reason makes the distinction New Moon.