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A word understood by many scholars to be a proper name, the pupil or son of the sage Agur (Prov 30:1). However, the Hebrew of the verse is obscure, and some scholars follow the Greek version (LXX) and regard the word as a verb meaning “I languish” or something similar.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.