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Ethan

[ee-thuh n] /ˈi θən/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “strength.”.
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Ethan

masc. proper name, from Hebrew ethan "strong, permanent, perennial, ever-flowing" (of rivers).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ethans in the Bible

firm. (1.) "The Ezrahite," distinguished for his wisdom (1 Kings 4:31). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi. (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music (1 Chr. 6:44; 15:17, 19). He was probably the same as Jeduthun. He is supposed by some to be the same also as (1).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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