🔼The name Peullethai: Summary
- Effortful, Deed Of Yah, Reward Of Yah
- From (1) the verb פעל (pa'al), to work or do, and possibly (2) יה (yah), the shortened name of the Lord.
🔼The name Peullethai in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Peullethai
The name Peullethai consists of two elements. The base of our name comes from the verb פעל (pa'al), meaning to do, and, more specifically, is probably a variant of the noun פעלה (pe'ulla), meaning either work or deed:
The verb פעל (pa'al) means to do in the sense of to do deeds or works or perform moral acts (whether good or bad ones). Noun פעל (po'al), may denote something done or something made, or it denotes the wages of deeds or even the acquisition of treasures. Likewise, noun פעלה (pe'ulla) means work, deed, or wages earned with work or deeds. Noun מפעל (mip'al) means work or a thing made, and noun מפעלה (mip'ala) means deed.
The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (Effortful), a possessive form (my Deed/Reward), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah), which is short for יהוה, which is the name YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Peullethai, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names go with the final yod as remnant of the name YHWH. NOBSE translates our name with Reward Of Yahweh and Jones reads Wages Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an explanation of our name but does list it under the verb פעל (pa'al), meaning to do.