perhaps a form of 03611, or else from the same root in the sense of forcible
n pr m
Caleb = "dog"
1) the godly son of Jephunneh and the faithful spy who reported the
Promised Land favourably and urged its capture
2) son of Hezron and grandson of Pharez and great grandson of Judah
and the father of Hur and grandfather of Caleb the spy