|Lehite PN||1.||Missionary, ca. 91 BC (Alma 20:2; 21:11)|
The most likely root here seems to be ʿmm, a common Semitic kinship term meaning variously “people, clan, paternal uncle, grandfather,” and appears in several biblical PNs, e.g., Ammiel, Ammihud, Amram, and Amraphel. This name could be a hypocoristicon similar to the Aramaic PN ʿmʼ, and the Punic PN ʿmʼ (KAI 78:9), of the Book of Mormon type AMINADAB, AMINADI, or the Amorite PNs ḫa-am-mu-dda-gan “people/kinsman of (the god) Dagan,” and am-mi-ad-du, “people/kinsman of (the god) Addu.” Compare also the Amorite PN am-mi-ia, and the Palmyrene PN ʿmbkrʼ. Cf. the HEBREW or Aramaic ʿmʼ, name of an artisan on stone inscription from Persian period (JAT).
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐣𐐂 (æmɑː)