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Document Details :
Title: The Divine Name Chemosh
Subtitle: A New Etymological Proposal
Author(s): TOBOŁA, Łukasz
Volume: 94 Issue: 4 Date: 2013
This short note discusses the possible etymology of the divine name Chemosh. It seems to be derived from the same root as the rare adjective kummusu, synonymous with the Akkadian divine epithet rašbu, 'awesome'. Consequently, the name of the god Chemosh can be interpreted as 'Redoubtable'.