Is there an explanation the Tanna Rebbi Nechunya's surname ben "HaKaneh" - son of the reed?

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    I can't put it as answer because I don't have a source, but I would think it has to do with the fact that he was very humble (see Megillah 28a). – Ploni Jul 16 '17 at 11:20
  • @Ploni see he.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – rikitikitembo Jul 16 '17 at 11:37
  • Yes, I saw that, but that only a theory (just like mine), and IMO not very likely either. – Ploni Jul 16 '17 at 11:52
  • Maybe Hakane was his father's name? (Maybe it's a transliteration of ῾Ικανός or a calque of Κάλαμος? Per the LGPN, both were given names, and, knowing nothing about Ancient Greek names but seeing they were masculine words, I'm guessing they were male names.) – msh210 Jul 16 '17 at 16:42

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