🔼The name Molid: Summary
- Begetter, Begetting
- From the verb ילד (yalad), to beget.
🔼The name Molid in the Bible
The name Molid occurs only once in the Bible, in a genealogy of Judah. Molid is one of two sons of Abishur and Abihail (1 Chronicles 2:29). The other brother is called Ahban, and that's all we know about these people.
🔼Etymology of the name Molid
The name Molid comes from (or may be a participle of) the verb ילד (yalad), meaning to bear or bring forth:
The verb ילד (yalad) means to beget or bring forth — children by both biological parents but also citizens by "mother"-cities and "father"-kings and such — or to produce (things) or bring about (events).
Nouns ולד (walad) and ילד (yeled) mean (male) child; ילדה (yalda) means girl. Noun ילדות (yaldut) means childhood. Adjectives ילוד (yillod) and יליד (yalid) mean "born." Noun מולדת (moledet) means kindred. Plural noun תולדות (toledot) means descendants or offspring.
For a meaning of the name Molid, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Begetter and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Begetting. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does list it under the verb ילד (yalad), meaning to bear or bring forth.