Nimrod

Nimrod

[nim-rod]
noun
1.
the great-grandson of Noah: noted as a great hunter. Gen. 10:8–10.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a person expert in or devoted to hunting.

Nimrodian, Nimrodic, Nimrodical, adjective
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Nimrod (ˈnɪmrɒd)
 
n
1.  Old Testament Douay spelling: Nemrod a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8--9)
2.  a person who is dedicated to or skilled in hunting
 
Nim'rodian
 
adj
 
Nim'rodic
 
adj

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Nimrod
"great hunter," 1712, in ref. to the biblical son of Cush, referred to (Gen. x.8-9) as "a mighty hunter before the Lord." It came to mean "geek, klutz" by 1983 in teenager slang, for unknown reasons. (Amateur theories include its occasional use in "Bugs Bunny" cartoon episodes featuring rabbit-hunting
Elmer Fudd as a foil; its possible ironic use, among hunters, for a clumsy member of their fraternity; or a stereotype of deer hunters by the non-hunting population in the U.S.
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Nimrod definition


firm, a descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. He was the first who claimed to be a "mighty one in the earth." Babel was the beginning of his kingdom, which he gradually enlarged (Gen. 10:8-10). The "land of Nimrod" (Micah 5:6) is a designation of Assyria or of Shinar, which is a part of it.

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nimrod

legendary biblical figure, described in Gen. 10:8-12 as "the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord." The only other references to Nimrod in the Old Testament are Mic. 5:6, where Assyria is called the land of Nimrod, and I Chron. 1:10. The beginning of his kingdom is said in Genesis to be Babel, Erech, and Akkad in the land of Shinar. Nimrod is said to have built Nineveh, Calah (modern Nimrud), Rehoboth-Ir, and Resen. There is some consensus among biblical scholars that the mention of Nimrod in Genesis is a reference not to an individual but to an ancient people in Mesopotamia

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