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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02001 - הָמָן
Haman = “magnificent”
1) chief minister of Ahasuerus, enemy of Mordecai and the Jews, who plotted to kill the Jews but, being foiled by Esther, was hanged, with his family, on the gallows he had made for Mordecai
הָמָן [Haman], pr.n. of a noble of Persia, celebrated on account of his plots against the Jews, Esther 3:1, seq. (With regard to the etymology of this word, I formerly followed Jo. Simonis, who compares it with Pers. همان, which he translates alone, solitary. But همان is nothing but an adv. so, only, but. Perhaps a better comparison will be Pers. همام homâm, magnificent, illustrious; or Sanscr. hêman, the planet Mercury.)
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