Word Origin and History for nephilim
of uncertain etymology; much disputed.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for nephilim
But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God
March 28, 2014
Their name as given in the old Testament, 'Nephilim' means 'fallen ones.'The Mark of the Beast</p>
There are those who dispute the meaning of the noun Nephilim and derive it from Naphal, which signifies "to fall."
Let the rabbis vouch for the correctness of this; it is ridiculous to call them "Nephilim" because others fell.