ANTIOMNO

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Lamanite PN 1. King of the land of MIDDONI (Alma 20:4)

Etymology

If the name of ANTIOMNO is to be divided into the constituent elements anti- and -omno, the first part of this PN, anti, may have the same initial element as in ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI. Since there are no HEBREW or Semitic roots that provide a plausible etymology for these names, an EGYPTIAN or Indo-European (Greek) etymology may need to be considered. The EGYPTIAN element nty, ʾnty, pronounced "nety, enty" and possibly realized in English as "Anti," may have the meaning "he (of), they (of), partisan(s) (of)," like the element ze- in the PN ZEEZROM and ZENEPHI. The Indo-European (Greek) root anti may have the meaning "facing; against." The second element, omno, may be from a root such as ʾMN, with the sense "faithfulness, firmness; craftsman, maker," with a 3m.s. pronominal suffix, with a possible meaning "his faithfulness, firmness" or "faithfulness, firmness to(ward) him." If one considers the EGYPTIAN root, the meaning may be "he of, one showing faithfulness to him"; if one considers the Indo-European (Greek) root, the meaning may be "facing his faithfulness."

Cf. Book of Mormon ONTI(ES), ANI-ANTI, ANTION, ANTIONAH, ANTIONUM, ANTIPARAH, ANTIPAS, ANTIPUS, ANTUM, ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI, AMMON

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐆𐐉𐐣𐐤𐐄 (æntɪɒmnoʊ)

Notes


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