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Brown Driver Briggs, usually unabashed at offering extra-canonical etymology, offers only "proper name" as the etymological parse of נבט, given that it is only ever found in the phrase " יָרָבְעָ֣ם בֶּן-נְבָ֔ט ‏" What is the etymology of this Biblical name?

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To look or regard.

See: A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English p. 401, 1987 by R. Ernest Klein

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Perhaps seeng or looking. See here on Radak and R. Yona Ibn G'anach here

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