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Scriptsסַרְגּוֹן Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.SAHR-gawn English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew form סַרְגּוֹן (Sargon) of the Akkadian name Sharru-ukin, from šarru meaning "king" and kīnu meaning "legitimate, true". This was the name of the first king of the Akkadian Empire, beginning in the 24th century BC. It was also borne by the 8th-century BC Assyrian king Sargon II, who appears briefly in the Old Testament. The usual English spelling of the name is based on this biblical mention, applied retroactively to the earlier king.
Other Languages & CulturesSharru-Ukin Akkadian Sharru-Ukin Ancient Assyrian
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A Song of Ice and Fire characters, biblical, emperors, kings, noble titles
Entry updated July 11, 2018