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PronouncedPron.ham-ə-RAH-bee English
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Meaning & History

From Akkadian Hammu-rapi, probably derived from Amorite, another Semitic language. Various meanings, such as "uncle is a healer", have been suggested.

This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon, of Amorite origin, who expanded the city into a major Mesopotamian power. He is also known for devising a written set of laws, known as the Code of Hammurabi.
VariantHammu-Rapi Babylonian
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute