- Book of Habakkuk
Origin of Habakkuk
From Latin Habacuc, from Classical Hebrew חֲבַקּוּק (chavakúk, “Habakkuk”). The name comes either from the Hebrew word חבק (khavák, “embrace”) or else from an Akkadian word [script?] (hambakuku) for a kind of plant.
Hebrew ḥăbaqqûq perhaps akin to Akkadian ḫabbaququ a type of plant
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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