🔼The name Kamon: Summary
- Elevation, Standing
- From the verb קום (qum), to rise up or stand.
🔼The name Kamon in the Bible
The name Kamon (or Camon, as the King James Version has it) occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a city most probably in the environs of Gilead. Its claim to fame is that it provided the burial site of Jair, the seventh judge of Israel (Judges 10:5).
🔼Etymology of the name Kamon
The name Kamon comes from the verb קום (qum) meaning to rise up or stand:
Verb קום (qum) means to stand or rise up, both literally (getting up from sitting or erecting some statue) or figuratively (establishing someone in some office). Noun קימה (qima) means a rising up, noun תקומה (tequma), denotes an ability or power to stand, and noun מקום (maqom) describes some set location, place to stand or station.
Noun קמה (qoma) or קומה (qoma) means height or highness and noun קים (qim) describes someone who rises up against someone (an adversary or enemy). Noun קיממיות (qommiyut) means uprightness. Noun קמה (qama) denotes standing grain. And noun יקום (yequm) denotes substance or existence.
The waw-nun extension with which our name ends is a common grammatical device to localize or personify the meaning of the root. Kamon would literally mean Place Of Rising.
For a meaning of the name Kamon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Elevation. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Abounding In Stalks or Standing Corn. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate or interpret our name but does list it under the verb קום (qum) meaning to rise up or stand.