Origin of the name MIRRIKH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MIRRIKH.
MIRRIKH (ملك). A
respelling of Arabic Merikh (q.v.), meaning "Mars,"
His wisdom He crushed Rahab, by His breath the heavens are cleared, and
His hand transfixed Nachash Bariach." These words are
often rendered "crooked serpent"; but it is more likely that
they are to be regarded as proper names, taken from the old
mythology. Indeed they seem fairly easy to identify. The
term nahs (the equivalent of the Hebrew nachash) is
applied to two planets, both supposed to bring ill luck, Saturn and
Mars; and the latter of these is called in Arabic Mirrikh, which,
by the alteration of the first letter to B (a change noticed above in
the case of Bildad) becomes Bariach. The word nahs is said
to mean darkness, and especially that caused by particles of dust in the
air... (Lines of Defence of the Biblical Revelation, Margoliouth,