ANTIPAS

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Lehite GN 1. Mountain on LAMANITE border, ca. 72 BC (Alma 47:7, 9, 10)

Etymology

It is possible that this GN is related to the Greek PN recorded in Revelation 2:13, ANTIPAS, a common hypocoristic form for *anti'patros, “like (his) father” (cf. *anti'pais, “like a child; a mere boy”), an extremely common Greek name or epithet. Note the Greek city name antipatri's, “belonging to Antipater,” a city built by Herod the Great in memory of his father (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 16:142ff.).

It is also possible that the GN is composed of two elements, anti- and -pas. For the first element see the discussion under ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI. For -pas, cf. Nabatean ps, “part, portion,” Punic ps, “tablet,” or Nabatean ps͂s͂, “to be divided, to be violated, to be separated” (DNWSI 921 & 931).

Cf. Book of Mormon ANI-ANTI, ANTIOMNO, ANTION, ANTIONAH, ANTIONUM, ANTIPARAH, ANTIPUS, ANTUM, ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI, CORIANTON, CORIANTOR, CORIANTUM, CORIANTUMR, GADIANDI, GADIANTON, IRREANTUM, LEHONTI, MORIANTON, MORIANTUM, ONTI(ES), SEANTUM.

See also Antipas / Antipus Variant

Variants

Antipah, Antipus

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐆𐐑𐐊𐐝 (æntɪpʌs)

Notes


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