AMINADI

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Lehite PN 1. Prophet, ancestor of AMULEK, hence between ca. 6th–2nd c. BC (Alma 10:2–3)

Etymology

AMINADI is to be compared with ABINADI, with the substitution of ʿm “people” or "(divine) kinsman" for ʾb “father.” The name would thus mean “My people is praised” or "my (divine) kinsman is praised." See the discussion under ABINADI as well as AMINADAB .

The suggestion that the name means “people/clan of my wandering” (JAT), or “my paternal uncle is a nomad/nomadic,” “my paternal uncle is a preacher” (RFS) or “my (divine) kinsman is present” or “my (divine) kinsman is/was given” (JH) is somewhat less likely.

Some have suggested that this name contains the EGYPTIAN element imn, the god Amon.[1]

See Book of Mormon AMINADAB, AMMAH, ABINADI

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐣𐐆𐐤𐐈𐐔𐐌 (æmɪnædaɪ)

Notes


  1. Hugh W. Nibley in LID 30, ABM 286-287.
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