Name given by the chief of the eunuchs to Hananiah (Dan. i. 7 et passim). Various theories as to its etymology have been put forward, of which the most likely (Delitzsch, "Liber Daniel," xii.) seems to be that the name is the Babylonian "shudur aku" (= "the command of the moongod").

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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