Place Name BAYT LAHM

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: بيت لحم (Arabic)

Meaning & History

Arabic form of BETHLEHEM. The Arabic word لحم (lahm) meaning "meat" is cognate with Hebrew לֶחֶם (lechem) meaning "bread".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bethlehem (Biblical), Bethleem (Biblical Greek), Beit-Lechem (Biblical Hebrew), Bethleem (Biblical Latin), Belén (Biblical Spanish), Bethlehem (English), Belén (Spanish)
Entry added May 31, 2018