|Jaredite PN||1.||JAREDITE king, son of LEVI, father of KISH (Ether 1:19, 20; 10:16, 17)|
Until possible language affinities for JAREDITE names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain more speculative than substantive. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some JAREDITE names, especially if it is possible that some JAREDITE names were translated into NEPHITE, or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.
Possibly same as Sumerian PN KURUM, 4th dynasty king of Uruk (Erech), ca. 2145 B.C., likely from KÚRUM7, GÚ-RU-UM, KUR7, KURU7 “judge; inspect; decide, pass sentence; lookout, spy” (= Akkadian pa-qá-du-um). Possibly related to Sumerian gurum2, gurumx (IGI.GAR) "inspection; provisions," and gurum2-ak (kurum7-ak) “inspection, check” (= Akkadian piqittu).
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐗𐐄𐐡𐐊𐐣 (koʊrʌm)
Ryan, Patrick, Sumerian Glossary (2008) online at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2803/SumerianGlossary.htm .
University of Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary (ePSD) online at http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/epsd/nepsd-frame.html .