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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #6048 - עֲנַמֶּלֶךְ
Anammelech = “image of the king”
1) an Assyrian false god introduced to Israel during the monarchy; worshipped with rites resembling those of Molech; companion god of ‘Adrammelech’
I. ענן (√ of following, perhaps originally cover, as Sabean ענן = טֿלל (Hebrew צלל), DHM Epigr. Denkm. 26f.; or < Arabic appear, present oneself, specifically intervene as an obstacle (Lane; compare Lag BN 103), hence clouds, as intervening, and so obstructing; compare Late Hebrew עָנָן cloud = Biblical Hebrew (rare), verb denominative Pi`el עִנֵּן as Biblical Hebrew; ᵑ7עֲנָנָא, Syriac clouds).
עֲנַמֶּלֶךְ [Anammelech], pr.n. of the idol of the Sepharvites; it occurs once, 2 Kings 17:31. The word appears to be blended of ענם = صنم an image, a statue, and מֶלֶךְ a king; or, as was supposed by Hyde (De Rel. Vett. Persarum, p. 131), from غنم cattle, and מֶלֶךְ; hence, the flock of stars, i.e. the constellation Cepheus, which is called by the Orientals كواكب الفر ق the stars of the flock, and الر اعى والغنم the shepherd and flock. The former part of this word is found also in the name Ἐνεμεσσάρ (Tob_1:2, 13, 15, 16 ).