May 15, 2012 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm #603426BaalHaboozeParticipant
We recently named our baby ‘Dovid’ after a close relative of mine. Anyone know the meaning of his name?
Other names I’d like to know their meaning:
Avner, Frumit, Bashi, Binyomin, and Yonason to name a few.May 15, 2012 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #874305teaareMember
For Binyomin, see Rashi where the name is first used.May 15, 2012 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #874306chocandpatienceMember
Basha comes from Batya.May 15, 2012 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #874307YW Moderator-42Moderator
Yonason comes from Yehonasan which probably means Hashem gave.May 16, 2012 3:54 am at 3:54 am #874308Sam2Participant
Anyone want to try and translate Ester and Mordechai?May 16, 2012 3:59 am at 3:59 am #874309oomisParticipant
Avner, Frumit, Bashi, Binyomin, and Yonason to name a few.
Avner – The father of the candle (or alternativel, the father of Ner), Frumit – the religious one, Binyomin (the son of the right (hand), and Yonason – G-d gave. Bashi probably IS a derivative of Batya.
I don’t know for certain, but perhaps Dovid comes from “Dod” or loved one (as in Ani l’dodi.) It is spelled exactly the same in Hebrew.May 16, 2012 4:37 am at 4:37 am #874310yitayningwutParticipant
Well I know an Ester is a chemical compound derived by reacting an oxoacid with a hydroxyl compound such as an alcohol or phenol. Maybe she smelled nice. Mordechai I don’t know, is it some kind of slang? Like, “more da chai mon” – Judeo-Jamaican for “more life”.May 16, 2012 4:58 am at 4:58 am #874311Sam2Participant
Yitay: What type of trolling was my question? Reverse type 3?May 16, 2012 5:03 am at 5:03 am #874312BSDMember
Mordechai is from muruh dachya which is targum’s translation for one of the besamim in the ketores.
Baila- spelled bais yud lamed alef-is an acronym for baruch Hashem leolam amen.May 16, 2012 5:10 am at 5:10 am #874313sem graduateMember
Esther – ?? ????? ????? ?? ??? – hidden
Mordechai – ??? ???? – a type of sweet smelling plantMay 16, 2012 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #874314LogicianParticipant
Deeper meaning of Dovid:
“Dal(ed)”, poor (humble), before, when an outcast, “v’dal”, and still the same humble (va’ani tola’as) after he was melech Yisrael.
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