And it came to pass, as her soul was departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
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George Leo Haydock
That is. These etymologies are given by St. Jerome. (Du Hamel)
Right hand, (jemini) as he is often styled in Scripture. Jamin has the same meaning; though it may also signify of the south, with respect to Bethel and Sichem; or of days and old age, chap. xliv. 20, 1. (Calmet) Jacob chooses to give his son a more auspicious name; as the other would have reminded him too sensibly of his loss. (Haydock)