Nimrod

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English[edit]

A Nimrod (biplane fighter), 1936
A decommissioned Nimrod (patrol aircraft) and a pony

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew נִמְרוֹד‏‎.

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Nimrod

  1. (biblical) A grandson of Ham; a mighty hunter and king of Shinar.
    • 1993, G. A. Rosso, Blake's Prophetic Workshop: A Study of The Four Zoas[1], page 80:
      Blake's depiction of the biblical Nimrod, whom Erdman traces to Young's poem, recalls Milton's Paradise Lost.
    • 2005, J. B. Segal, Edessa: The Blessed City[2], page 1:
      In the fourth century St. Ephraim the Syrian wrote, in his commentary on Genesis, that Nimrod 'ruled in Erekh which is Orhay (Edessa)'. [] In Jewish and thereafter in Moslem tradition, Nimrod was the foe of Abraham.
    • 2010, Khamit Raamah Kush, Faces of the Hamitic People, unnumbered page,
      The historical facts testify that they were highly developed; Nimrod, a descendant of Ham, therefore making him Hamitic, was the first human king not just of Bible record, but secular history also speaks of him. He ruled over a kingdom that included several cities in Mesopotamia.
  2. A British biplane fighter aircraft manufactured by Hawker Aircraft in the early 1930s.
  3. A British maritime patrol aircraft manufactured by Hawker Siddeley, in use from 1969 until 2011.

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Noun[edit]

Nimrod (plural Nimrods)

  1. Any great hunter.
    • 1966, ‎Brian W. Downs, Modern Norwegian Literature 1860-1918 (page 116)
      Old Ekdal, whom Gregers remembers as Lieutenant Ekdal, his father's partner in the timber business up north and a mighty Nimrod, has, after a term of imprisonment for illicit tree-felling, become a shambling old drunkard, who solaces himself by sporting expeditions in the lean-to attic which his son and he have fitted up for the purpose with withered Christmas trees and a little menagerie of hens, rabbits and the like.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of nimrod (fool; idiot)

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