🔼The name Pelet: Summary
- Escape, Deliverance
- From the verb פלט (palat), to escape, save or deliver.
🔼The name Pelet in the Bible
There are two men named Pelet in the Bible (not to be confused with Peleth; פלת):
🔼Etymology of the name Pelet
The name Pelet comes from the verb פלט (pelet), meaning to escape, save or deliver:
The verb פלט (palat) means to bring into security, cause to escape, or to deliver. Noun פלט (pallet) means deliverance. Nouns פליט (palit) and פליט (palet) mean fugitive. Noun פליטה (peleta) means escape or deliverance. Noun מפלט (miplat) describes an agent or place of escape or deliverance.
For a meaning of the name Pelet, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads (God) Has Freed, but note that God is not referred to in this name, and not even necessarily implied.
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Deliverance. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Pelet but does list it under the verb פלט (pelet), meaning to secure.