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Hiram

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EtymologyEdit

From Biblical Hebrew, possibly from a Phoenician, or a shortened form of Hebrew [script?] (Ahiram, brother of the exalted).

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Hiram

  1. A king of Tyre. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name, taken into use by Puritans in the seventeenth century.
    • 1994 Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills, Scribner's, ISBN 0684195569, page 8:
      Harm. It wasn't even a nickname. It was just the way folks had always pronounced his first name Hiram, in mountain dialect, a long "i" sound blending the two syllables into an aspirated breath.

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