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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
MEDAD and ELDAD
â€”we read of these men on whom the Spirit of the Lord came, Numbers 11:26-27. If the former name be derived from Madad, it means he that measures; but more probably it is a compound word of Me, watersâ€”and Duad, love. Eldad is a compound also of El, God; and Dod, love. A reference to the Scripture will give their history, which is but short.
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Medad'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/m/medad.html. London. 1828.