Mahlon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Hebrew מַחְלוֹן (makhlón).

Proper noun[edit]

Mahlon

  1. The first husband of Ruth, mentioned in the Book of Ruth in the Bible.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Ruth 4:10:
      Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
  2. (rare) A male given name of biblical origin.

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